Richard Stout smiles at fellow veterans loading onto a Sun Country Airlines flight chartered for the 47th Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities in Moline, Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Richard Stout smiles at fellow veterans loading onto a Sun Country Airlines flight chartered for the 47th Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities in Moline, Thursday, April 25, 2019.

 Jack King, 5, of Centerville, Virginia, shakes hands and greets passing honor flight veterans as they arrive at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Jack King, 5, of Centerville, Virginia, shakes hands and greets passing honor flight veterans as they arrive at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.

 A woman holds a sign greeting honor flight veterans as they board their tour busses after arriving at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.

A woman holds a sign greeting honor flight veterans as they board their tour busses after arriving at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.

 Veteran Brent Cobb is wheeled behind the space shuttle Discovery on the honor flight group’s first stop at the Udvar-Hazy Center, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s annex at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Veteran Brent Cobb is wheeled behind the space shuttle Discovery on the honor flight group’s first stop at the Udvar-Hazy Center, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s annex at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.

 A folded American flag rests in a wheelchair in honor of a veteran who died shortly before the trip to Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019. Veterans of the 47th Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities trip posed with the flag before the Lincoln Memorial as their first order of business upon arriving at the National Mall.

A folded American flag rests in a wheelchair in honor of a veteran who died shortly before the trip to Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019. Veterans of the 47th Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities trip posed with the flag before the Lincoln Memorial as their first order of business upon arriving at the National Mall.

 A lone red carnation rests against the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.

A lone red carnation rests against the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.

 Vietnam veteran Niel Rissler reaches out to touch the engraved name of a friend he grew up with in Davenport, Daniel Wisely, while visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019. “He was only about from here to that man in the yellow jacket when he went,” Rissler said, pointing to a man standing about 100 feet away. Rissler explained that Wisely stepped on a land mine while they were on a foot patrol. Rissler was uninjured but the memory remains of that day.

Vietnam veteran Niel Rissler reaches out to touch the engraved name of a friend he grew up with in Davenport, Daniel Wisely, while visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019. “He was only about from here to that man in the yellow jacket when he went,” Rissler said, pointing to a man standing about 100 feet away. Rissler explained that Wisely stepped on a land mine while they were on a foot patrol. Rissler was uninjured but the memory remains of that day.

 Veterans Alvin Thompson, left, and Gary Hadsall take a moment to tell stories while visiting the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Veterans Alvin Thompson, left, and Gary Hadsall take a moment to tell stories while visiting the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.

 Veteran Gary Hadsall walks towards the busses after visiting the Air Force Memorial in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Veteran Gary Hadsall walks towards the busses after visiting the Air Force Memorial in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.

 United States Army veteran Ronald Smith looks back at a statue at the Air Force Memorial in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.

United States Army veteran Ronald Smith looks back at a statue at the Air Force Memorial in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.

 Veteran Ronald Stone salutes a fellow veteran welcoming him and other Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities members home at the Quad-City International Airport in Moline, Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Veteran Ronald Stone salutes a fellow veteran welcoming him and other Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities members home at the Quad-City International Airport in Moline, Thursday, April 25, 2019.

 A fellow veteran reaches out to shake hands and welcome home an Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities veteran at the Quad-City International Airport in Moline, Thursday, April 25, 2019.

A fellow veteran reaches out to shake hands and welcome home an Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities veteran at the Quad-City International Airport in Moline, Thursday, April 25, 2019.

 Richard Stout smiles at fellow veterans loading onto a Sun Country Airlines flight chartered for the 47th Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities in Moline, Thursday, April 25, 2019.
 Jack King, 5, of Centerville, Virginia, shakes hands and greets passing honor flight veterans as they arrive at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.
 A woman holds a sign greeting honor flight veterans as they board their tour busses after arriving at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.
 Veteran Brent Cobb is wheeled behind the space shuttle Discovery on the honor flight group’s first stop at the Udvar-Hazy Center, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s annex at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.
 A folded American flag rests in a wheelchair in honor of a veteran who died shortly before the trip to Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019. Veterans of the 47th Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities trip posed with the flag before the Lincoln Memorial as their first order of business upon arriving at the National Mall.
 A lone red carnation rests against the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.
 Vietnam veteran Niel Rissler reaches out to touch the engraved name of a friend he grew up with in Davenport, Daniel Wisely, while visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019. “He was only about from here to that man in the yellow jacket when he went,” Rissler said, pointing to a man standing about 100 feet away. Rissler explained that Wisely stepped on a land mine while they were on a foot patrol. Rissler was uninjured but the memory remains of that day.
 Veterans Alvin Thompson, left, and Gary Hadsall take a moment to tell stories while visiting the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.
 Veteran Gary Hadsall walks towards the busses after visiting the Air Force Memorial in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.
 United States Army veteran Ronald Smith looks back at a statue at the Air Force Memorial in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.
 Veteran Ronald Stone salutes a fellow veteran welcoming him and other Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities members home at the Quad-City International Airport in Moline, Thursday, April 25, 2019.
 A fellow veteran reaches out to shake hands and welcome home an Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities veteran at the Quad-City International Airport in Moline, Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Richard Stout smiles at fellow veterans loading onto a Sun Country Airlines flight chartered for the 47th Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities in Moline, Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Jack King, 5, of Centerville, Virginia, shakes hands and greets passing honor flight veterans as they arrive at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.

A woman holds a sign greeting honor flight veterans as they board their tour busses after arriving at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Veteran Brent Cobb is wheeled behind the space shuttle Discovery on the honor flight group’s first stop at the Udvar-Hazy Center, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s annex at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.

A folded American flag rests in a wheelchair in honor of a veteran who died shortly before the trip to Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019. Veterans of the 47th Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities trip posed with the flag before the Lincoln Memorial as their first order of business upon arriving at the National Mall.

A lone red carnation rests against the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Vietnam veteran Niel Rissler reaches out to touch the engraved name of a friend he grew up with in Davenport, Daniel Wisely, while visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019. “He was only about from here to that man in the yellow jacket when he went,” Rissler said, pointing to a man standing about 100 feet away. Rissler explained that Wisely stepped on a land mine while they were on a foot patrol. Rissler was uninjured but the memory remains of that day.

Veterans Alvin Thompson, left, and Gary Hadsall take a moment to tell stories while visiting the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Veteran Gary Hadsall walks towards the busses after visiting the Air Force Memorial in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.

United States Army veteran Ronald Smith looks back at a statue at the Air Force Memorial in Washington D.C., Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Veteran Ronald Stone salutes a fellow veteran welcoming him and other Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities members home at the Quad-City International Airport in Moline, Thursday, April 25, 2019.

A fellow veteran reaches out to shake hands and welcome home an Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities veteran at the Quad-City International Airport in Moline, Thursday, April 25, 2019.

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