Sixty years after the fighting stopped in Korea, Nebraska veterans from the Korean War got the opportunity to see the memorial that was constructed for them in Washington, D.C.
There were many smiles and many tears on Tuesday as Nebraska veterans remembered an often over-looked war that came on the heels of World War ll.
Donald Stoural of Verdigre said, "I'm very excited, it's kind of the chance of a lifetime."
The Korean War Veterans Memorial includes 19 stainless steel statues represent an ethnic cross section of America.
Ron Smith of Elm Creek was thrilled to have the opportunity to see the tribute to Korean War veterans in Washington, "I never figured in my lifetime I'd get to take a trip like this, I'm so thankful for the people that donated."
Senator Mike Johanns was at the memorial to welcome the veterans to Washington and listen to their stories, "This is just the best. You know the World War ll flights were also, but now it's time for the Korean vets to get back here and see their memorial and it's very, very moving."
After raising a million dollars for 7 honor flights for World War ll veterans. Bill Williams and his wife Evonne were at it again. They raised $90,000 for this one-day event. Bill says, "We made it with 135 veterans, almost all combat veterans from 70 communities all over the state of Nebraska so we're so thrilled to see this and other memorials today.