Mid-South veterans continue trip to D.C. despite shutdown - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Mid-South veterans continue trip to D.C. despite shutdown

Bernard Malkin and his wife Millie have been married for 66 years, and now they are embarking on the trip of a lifetime. Bernard Malkin and his wife Millie have been married for 66 years, and now they are embarking on the trip of a lifetime.
Founder Diane Hight says the trip will go on despite a government shutdown. Founder Diane Hight says the trip will go on despite a government shutdown.

(WMC-TV) - National memorials all across the country are turning away tourists, but that did not stop Mid-South veterans from taking a much-anticipated trip to Washington D.C.

The non-profit group Forever Young Senior Veteran Wish had an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. Twenty-eight veterans make their first flight for the nation's capitol, but their travel plans will definitely be impacted by a government shutdown.

Bernard Malkin and his wife Millie have been married for 66 years, and now they are embarking on the trip of a lifetime.

Founder Diane Hight says the trip will go on despite a government shutdown.

"When we take the World War II guys to the memorial, they're rock stars. I mean people just flock to them," said Hight.

It will be a quieter visit to the nations capitol, but veterans and their families plan to make the most of it.

Forever Young has granted about 30 veterans this trip of honor to Washington D.C. Hight says this one just would not be the same as the others. Click here to see more photos of the vets taking off!

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