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Men headed to D.C. 9.11 on Honor Flight

Two La Harpe Men On Honor Flight To Washington DC on 9/11

On Tuesday, September 11, 2012 La Harpe residents Charles Pindell and Wayne Yetter start out to Quincy to participate in Great River Honor Flight #14.

The duo will check in at 1:00 a.m. Tuesday morning at John Wood Community College for their briefing and breakfast served by the Adams County Red Cross before departing to St. Louis Airport.

The group will arrive in Baltimore at 9:15 a.m. Eastern time.

They will then travel by bus to Washington, DC to see the Korean War Memorial, Lincoln and Vietnam Memorials.

They will also see the World War II Memorial and will get a tour of Washington, DC. They will view the Iwo Jima Memorial and visit Arlington Memorial Cemetery where they will see the changing of the Guard.

They will then depart back to Baltimore Airport for their flight home. They will arrive in Quincy at 11:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.

Both Wayne and Charles were in the Korean War. The Korean War Memorial was authorized in 1986 and was dedicated on July 27, 1985.

The overall cost of the design and construction was $16.5 million.

There are 19 statues sculpted by Frank Gaylord of Barre, Vermont. They are 7'3" tall and include 14 Army, 3 Marines, 1 Navy and 1 Air Force. Juniper bushes are symbolic of the rough terrain in Korea. The circle contains the Pool of Remembrance. The Mural Wall photographs came from more than 15, 000 pictures obtained.