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More than 90 veterans from the tri-state area went on a Freedom Honor Flight to visit the war memorials in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 17.

News 8’s John Schmidt and Jennifer Livingston went along for the trip. In this week’s Eye Piece, we give you a view of the monuments in the spirit of Memorial Day.

In the piece, the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” was performed by the Central Robed Choir, Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble during the 92nd annual La Crosse Central High School Memorial Day Observance on Friday, May 23.

John and Jennifer are also working on an “In Search Of” series featuring the veterans who went on the Freedom Honor Flight. It will air in early June. The specific dates have not been set yet.

Every Friday on News 8 at 6, we’ll feature a photo essay from our talented photographers.

PHOTOS: Freedom Honor Flight May 2014

Published On: May 19 2014 04:33:52 PM CDT   Updated On: May 19 2014 04:44:19 PM CDT
93 veterans visit the war memorials in Washington, D.C.

On Saturday, May 17, 2014, 93 veterans from the tri-state area went on a Freedom Honor Flight to visit the war memorials in Washington, D.C.

“The significance of this trip without question is they’re going with fellow veterans - ladies and gentlemen who understand what they’ve been through and share a common bond,” said Freedom Honor Flight President Bill Hoel.

News 8's Jennifer Livingston and John Schmidt went along for the trip. Stay tuned for the time and dates of when the stories will air.

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Veterans arrive at the Dulles International Airport