Area veterans visit monuments in Washington, D.C.

Ned Wolfe, from left, John Taylor, and Landon Walker visit Washington, D.C., during a trip sponsored by Honor Flight-Top of Virginia. Taylor is a veteran of the Korean War. Wolfe served in the Navy and Walker served in the Army, both during World War II. Courtesy photo

Thirty two veterans, including John Taylor of Woodstock, Ned Wolfe, of Winchester, and Landon Walker, of Bridgewater, took a trip sponsored by Honor Flight-Top of Virginia on April 23 to Washington, D.C. The group, which honors veterans from Winchester and Frederick, Clarke, Warren and Shenandoah counties, transports veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at their memorials.

The group visited the World War II, Korean, Vietnam and Air Force Memorials. Tour buses also went by the Iwo Jima Statue and veterans saw the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

They were all treated to a free breakfast and lunch. When they returned for dinner at American Legion Post 21 in Winchester, they were greeted by people waving flags. On the way home there was a mail call and each veteran was surprised with letters from loved ones thanking them for their service. Each veteran received an Honor Flight shirt and commemorative medallion.

– From a news release