MT. VERNON, IL (KFVS) - Dozens of World War Two veterans gathered at the Mount Vernon airport to be honored for their years in service.
The Jefferson Hall of Honor, Colonel R-D White Veterans Museum and the Jefferson County Heroes Committee hosted a Salute to the Greatest Generation, highlighting the sacrifices and the significance of World War Two veterans.
Those that were honored say it's a great feeling.
"I think it's quite an honor and I'm thrilled to be here," WWII veteran Maxine Modert said.
"But we really do appreciate us being appreciated, not that we just wanted to be recognized... but for so long they didn't do that, and I'm sure it's true for all veterans that they all want to be appreciated," WWII veteran Wayne Berry said.
The dedication ties in with the Aluminum Overcast ,a nationwide tour through the Experimental Aircraft Association, that is making a stop at the Mt. Vernon airport, showing off the rare B-17 bomber aircraft used in World War two.