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Father, son trek to nation's capital
Honor Flight escorts veterans to memorials in Washington, D.C.
Harry Scroggs gets some help buttoning his Eisenhower jacket from son James at Peachtree Plantation Assisted Living Facility. Scroggs, a World War II veteran, recently went on an Honor Flight trip to see the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. His son, James, who served in the U.S. Air Force, accompanied him.
When Harry Scroggs was serving his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, he saw trucks loaded with fallen soldiers who paid the price of freedom with their lives as they were shipped home from the battlefield. Nearly 70 years later, Scroggs stood with his son nearby admiring the site commemorating those soldiers’ service in Washington, D.C., last month. However, the World War II Memorial didn’t come close to signifying how much those service members paid, Scroggs said.