(WXOW)- On June 14th-18th, 21 Wisconsin Survivors of Pearl Harbor will return to Pearl Harbor. News 19's Amy DuPont and photographer Nick Bjerke are traveling with the group and are proud to bring you their stories.
Each veteran on this flight was a witness to history; present at one of the most pivotal moments in world history. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor shocked America out of its self-imposed isolation and thrust it into World War II. Bringing these Wisconsin veterans back to where it all started, seventy years later, is a once-in-a-lifetime event.
"Return to Pearl" is being organized by Old Glory Honor Flight of Northeast Wisconsin. This volunteer group has already transported more than 1,000 World War II veterans to Washington DC to view the National WWII Memorial. So, why Return to Pearl? Their motto is: "It's Never Too Late to Say Thank You," and the "Return to Pearl" initiative gives this group another opportunity to put their motto into action.
Amy and Nick will document the trip and share the amazing stories of the men who survived "the day that will live in infamy". Be sure to check this page often and join WXOW News 19 on Monday, July 2nd at 6:30pm for the special "Return to Pearl Harbor".
You can follow along with Amy and Nick on their trip as they share photos and stories on this special page as well as on Facebook and Twitter.