Saturday, October 25, 2014

Local veterans proceed with monument visit despite government shutdown
Snap-On Company sponsoring Korean and Vietnam veterans trip
by Michele McCormack

MILWAUKEE-Jim Bosch has seen the monument to Vietnam Veterans on TV. But  he knows seeing it  up close and perhaps finding the names of some army buddies is a chance he'll never have again.

" I've never been out to Washington D.C. before," Bosch told CBS 58 News, "so this is a chance of a lifetime, for me and my wife, to go out there and see the monuments."
He's aware of the controversy and how earlier this week World War II Veterans were forced to break past the barricades that were put up when the government shut down.

But the Snap-On Company, which organized the event,  has been assured by the Honor Flight Organization that this contingent of Korean and Vietnam Veterans will also get through.
This is the Snap-On company's way of thanking long time workers who came to them after serving our country.

Fellow workers were joined by former and current military members and civilian supporters to form a line of honor that was several feet deep during the send off at Mitchell International Airport.

CBS 58's Michele McCormack has more.