POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Two dozen Polk County veterans were honored for their service with a special tribute.
Unable to travel to Washington DC on Honor Flights to visit the national monuments, the veterans were treated to a “Virtual Flight to Honor.”
Hosted by the American Legion Post #8, the veterans watched a video that shows a veteran’s perspective of the tour of military memorials.
Each veteran was honored with a cornerstone salute and received a special certificate and pin.
They also signed an American flag and received a mailbag filled with letters written by local community members and a quilt.
Each veteran was assigned a volunteer guardian who accompanied their veteran throughout the special day.
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