LAS VEGAS -- With cheers and signs of appreciation, a large crowd stood by to greet the greatest generation as they made it back from the first- ever honor flight to leave Las Vegas.
Dawn Walker, with Honor Flight Nevada, said "The purpose of the trip is for veterans, primarily World War II veterans to get to see the memorial built for them."
Walker said seeing that memorial is something many vets never thought they'd have a
chance to do.
Honor Flight Nevada made it possible, setting up everything at no cost to those who served.
Edna Filson was one of 35 vets who traveled to Washington, D.C.
As she held onto a picture of her late husband, who also served in the military, Edna told 8 News Now about her time as a World War II Navy nurse.
"You had the military coming back wounded, and I had the psychiatric ward. That was the last place I worked," said Filson.
Her family said at first Edna hesitated about being part of the honor flight, but ended up enjoying the experience.
Only a few minutes off the plane, Edna sums up the trip like this, "Very proud, it makes you so proud to be here in the United States."