WAUWATOSA -- It was a time so long ago, but the memories of serving in World War II are held close to the heart of each of these servicemen. Memories of camaraderie and memories of loss.
"I'm proud of my service and I met some wonderful people," says WWII veteran Harvin Abrahamson.
To thank these veterans for their service, they were invited to participate in the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, which flies them to the war memorials in Washington DC.
The memories of that trip have been captured through photos and memorabilia now on display in the Traveling Honor Flight Photo Gallery.
"It`s pretty powerful. It gives you goose bumps to be able to feel the story of the men and their tribute through the honor flight," says Kate Bertram with Luther Manor Senior Living Community.
Right now, the exhibit is at the Luther Manor Senior Living Community.
As many of the veterans live in this facility, they enjoy reminiscing of the past as they look through the photos.
"This is very overwhelming. To see it in person is very heartwarming," says WWII veteran Frederick Muente.
"I never expected anything like this but it certainly is a wonderful thing and the work that these people have done here is just fantastic," says Abrahamson.
Just one way small to honor our veterans and remember the sacrifice they made for our freedom.
The Traveling Honor Flight Photo Gallery will be at Luther Manor Senior Living Community in Wauwatosa until Friday, August 24th.
It is open to the public each day from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.