WWII, Korean Vets Granted "Wish" to Visit DC Monuments

Veterans from across country to take part in special event Tuesday

By Kathy Banks
|  Monday, Oct 17, 2011  |  Updated 7:52 PM EDT
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Vets Granted "Wish" to Visit D.C. Monuments

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The World War II Memorial on the National Mall

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Eleven World War II and Korean War veterans from across the country will get their lifelong wishes granted Tuesday: They will visit Washington D.C. memorials and monuments.

The day will begin with a special ceremony at the World War II memorial at 11 a.m.

The decorated group includes a member of the 82nd Airborne that led the Normandy invasion on D-Day, one of the few female British RAF Intelligence Officers that helped decode the German Enigma machine, and an Army major P.O.W. who was imprisoned for 837 days.

The trips are made possible through grants from the Wish of a Lifetime Foundation, which is built on the premise that senior citizens should be respected and honored.

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