Rain greeted the 79 World War II veterans as they landed in Baltimore on their way to visit the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. The plane landed at 8 a.m. and was greeted with rain from Mother Nature and the local emergency crew. The water bomb is a salute to the veterans.
They are gathering in the terminal and will soon board three buses for the trip to Washington D.C. First stop is the WWII Memorial on the mall. In the afternoon they will visit the Iwo Jima, Korea and Vietnam memorials.
The group gathered at the Delta County Airport starting at 5 a.m. They were greeted by the Gladstone High School board and given instructions for their trip.
Carl Davis of Escanaba served in the Marines in World War II. He said he is looking forward to seeing the memorials. “The trip has been very well organized. It was a great ride,” he said.
The group will return to a communtiy welcome at 9:30 p.m.