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Local heroes given trip to Washington

TYLER, TX (KLTV) – Dozens of World War II veterans are at the nation's capitol. They left from Tyler Regional Pounds Airport.

Brookshire's and Super One Foods are sponsoring the trip at no cost for the veterans. In fact, they did the same thing for dozens of East Texas veterans back in October.

For some of these veterans, this trip is something they've waited a lifetime to do.

"Ever since I heard that there would be a memorial to World War II, I dreamed of being able to see it someday. Thanks to Brookshire's, I'm getting to," says Hue Neeld, World War II veteran.

The veterans will be in Washington for the next two nights before coming back to East Texas.

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