Being a veteran is something many take to heart.
"There were some great times and some bad times," WWII veteran Duke Williams said.
"I enjoyed my time in the service, I really did" Raymond Reinhold, another WWII vet said.
Williams and Reinhold were among dozens of WNY based veterans to take the Warrior Flight down to Washington D.C. to visit monuments, and reflect on the past.
"It's a long way back," Reinhold said, "I've been out of the service for what, 72 years or something like that?"
Veterans from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam flew down to D.C. for the trip.
The entire event was paid for by Walmart, with New York State Senator Robert Ortt sponsoring the trip.
"I think it's also a chance to reflect." Ortt said, "and remember all of their friends, and soldiers in arms who did not come back."
The trip features dozens of veterans, including seven of which who served during WWII.