World War II veterans visit D.C. via Honor Bus
June 6, 2011 by Chris Dunn
For one of my last York Dispatch assignments, I accompanied World War II veterans, Northeastern High School juniors and dozens of volunteers to Washington, D.C. The students had organized the entire trip so that local World War II veterans could visit the U.S. National World War II Memorial and see the changing of the guard in Arlington Cemetery, free of charge.
I shot photos and, despite some mic/audio problems, put together a video. Yet, although I spent a full 10 hours with the group, my favorite picture from the day was taken just before the buses departed the school.
© 2011 by The York Dispatch. Volunteer Sandy Brenner (in maroon shirt) hugs Mary Blymire goodbye before Brenner and World War II veteran Junior Aughenbaugh, right, all of Mt. Wolf, board one of two buses destined for Washington, D.C., on Saturday, May 7, 2011, in the Northeastern High School parking lot. Brenner was one of about 40 volunteers and Aughenbaugh was one of 57 York-area World War II veterans to visit the U.S. National World War II Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery free of charge as part of an "Honor Bus" trip organized by 12 Northeastern High School juniors.
It was a long trip and a good day.