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Philadelphia Organization Looking For Veterans To Participate In ‘Day Of Honor’

Tourists visit the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces and as civilians during World War II, the memorial consists of 56 pillars and a pair of arches surrounding a plaza and fountain. (Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Tourists visit the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces and as civilians during World War II, the memorial consists of 56 pillars and a pair of arches surrounding a plaza and fountain. (Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS) – A Philadelphia veterans’ organization is looking for World War II veterans to participate in “a day of honor and recognition.”

On Tuesday, Pa. Senator Pat Toomey announced that Honor Flight Philadelphia is looking for WWII vets who want to travel to Washington, D.C. to view the memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifice.

The trips are offered at no cost to veterans, and the next Honor Flight Tour of Honor will be on November 2, 2013. Transportation, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided, as will memorabilia of the day.

A Hero’s Welcome at home and a USO-style show featuring The Manhattan Dolls singing 1940s hits are also on the schedule.

Interested WWII vets should contact cloughry01@comcast.net.

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