BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - 17 of Kern County's bravest soldiers traveled to Washington D.C. through the Honor Flight on Thursday.
Many of the veterans on the flight fought during World War II and for many it is the first time they will visit monuments that were built in their honor.
"I'll have memories forever..some of them good, some of them not so good," said Jim White, a US Navy veteran.
All expenses for the honor flight were provided through a $20,000 donation by Three-Way Chevrolet.
Organizers with the honor flight said while they continue to host flights every couple months there needs to be more done for these veterans.
"We do have someone on this flight that was only given three months to live, so, time is of the essence and this has to happen now," said Lili Marsh with the Kern County Honor Flight.
The vets will return back to Meadows Field on Saturday. The community is encouraged to welcome them home when they arrive at just after 10 p.m.
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