A recent fundraiser was like taking a trip back to the 1940s.
The DuPage Veterans Foundation held a lunch to raise money for Honor Flight Chicago, an organization that takes World War II vets on trips to visit the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
“We wanted to do that to honor our World War II veterans,” said Wayne Fischer, Committee Member for the DuPage Veterans Foundation. “As they age, this is the last hoorah for a lot of them to get to go to Washington to see the World War II monument and all the other memorials there.”
“Visiting the memorial was wonderful,” said Ray Urbans, a WWII vet.
Live performers sang 40’s music and historical displays helped set the mood.
WGN-TV’s Steve Saunders was the emcee for the program where each branch of the military was honored.
1,000 people, including more than 100 World War II vets, attended the inaugural lunch.
Organizers hope to make this an annual event.
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