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It was the trip of a lifetime for a World War II vet from Montana. And he died hours after returning from D.C.
WWII veterans in town to see their memorial are meeting with D.C. middle school students as part of their trip.
World War II veterans who have traveled from across the country to the federal memorial that honors them are not being denied access, despite the government shutdown.
They are often called the "Greatest Generation," and on Saturday, about 700 World War II veterans finally got to see the D.C. memorial that had been built and dedicated to them in 2004.
One hundred fourteen Vietnam veterans on Friday boarded an Honor Flight to the Washington area.
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