"More than 100 veterans of Word War II and the Korean War were presented with a day trip to Washington, D.C., for a day of honor.
“It was like a dream.” That was how Ceil Severns of Shorewood described the feeling she had after being recognized by Honor Flight Chicago earlier this month.
Severns, who joined the U.S. Marines in 1944, was one of two female veterans who took part in the Oct. 5 Honor Flight. After joining the Marines on her 20th birthday, Severns was stationed at Camp Pendleton near Oceanside, California. She worked in the office at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
One part of the trip that amazed the Shorewood resident was when Honor Flight volunteers presented her with a plaque honoring her husband during a ceremony of servicemen standing at attention and singing “God Bless America.”' ... See MoreSee Less
Ceil used the word “marvelous” numerous times to describe the sights. She said the capital is full of history, adding that she was happy to see the parents of young children allowing them to learn the history of the country by visiting these monument