A group of WWII veterans took off from Grand Junction Tuesday morning for a visit to our nation's capital and the memorial built in their honor.
In all, about 200 people are making the trip, the other guests are guardians and support volunteers helping the veterans, most of whom are in their 80s make the trek.
When they get to the Washington D.C. area, they'll visit Arlington National Cemetery, then the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Wednesday, they'll visit the World War II Memorial, which was completed in 2004.
This will be the first visit to that memorial for the 112 Western Slope veterans making this trip.
Stay with 11 News for more details on their journey, and all the festivities planned for their return.