Four local veterans heading to Washington D.C. for the national 70th anniversary celebration of Victory in Europe Day receive a send-off at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport early Thursday. (FOX19 NOW/Jessica Brown)
Four local World War II veterans headed to Washington D.C. Thursday for the national 70th anniversary celebration of Victory in Europe Day.
Walter Kraus, 94. Noah Switzer, 89, Howard Requard, 89 and Gerald Bentle, 90, represent the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marines.
They will join other World War II veterans, historians, and dignitaries for a wreath laying ceremony at the National World War II Memorial on the Mall in Washington.
A flyover will follow with 15 formations of World War II vintage aircrafts above the capital.
The four local veterans received a send-off ceremony at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport before they left.
A local physicians practice is covering the expenses of the anniversary trip. Dr. Karl Braun's late father was a WWII vet who fought in the Battle of the Bulge.