Local Korean War vets were impressed by Honor Flight

Albion Korean War veterans visiting the Korean War Veterans Memorial on March 25 were, l. to r., Jim Atkinson, Dennis Lee, Bob Wilson and Harold Miller.Four Boone County veterans who attended the March 25 Honor Flight to Washington, DC, share great memories of the reception they received during the trip.
“It was just a great honor,” said Jim Atkinson, a retired farmer and Army veteran who lives in Albion. “The receptions were just overwhelming, both in Washington, DC, and back in Omaha.”
Thousands of people were on hand to greet the 581 travelers when they returned to Omaha’s Eppley Airfield Tuesday night after their 20-hour trip.
Details in the April 2 Albion News Print and E-Editions.