A shipfitter on a flat-top carrier during World War II, Lloyd L. Anglin visited for the first time in mid-June the Washington, D.C. memorial dedicated to him and the thousands of other veterans who served during the war.
“I’m here to enjoy something that I’ve imagined, but I’ve never seen, and it’s amazing,” the Berea, Ky. native told The Daily Caller.
Anglin visited the nation’s capital courtesy of the Honor Flight Network, a nonprofit organization that flies veterans to the World War II Memorial at no cost to the veterans themselves. Honor Flight Network relies on donations from private citizens and corporations and receives no direct government support.
TheDC’s Ginni Thomas also interviewed Honor Flight Network’s chairman of the board Jim McLaughlin, who described what it means to servicemen who get to see the memorial for the first time.