On September 25, the 22nd Honor Flight originating from Waterloo, Iowa transported more than 90 area veterans to Washington, D.C. for a tour of several national war memorials, the Lincoln Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery.

Upon arrival, each Honor Flight is welcomed with a ceremonial water canon salute. While at Arlington National Cemetery, veterans got to view the National Armored Forces Monument.

At the United States Air Force Memorial, from left: Guardian John Larsen accompanied veterans Gary Cooney (Hudson), Jerry Langham (Washburn) and Donald Koble (Cedar Falls).

Washburn veteran Tommy Brunko and Margaret McCoy were greeted at the World War II Memorial by “General Dwight D. Eisenhower,” who offered “I Like Ike” buttons for the taking. Photos by Mary Bauer.