BRANSON, Mo -- There was an emotional meeting this week between two World War 2 veterans and the students who sent them to see their memorial in Washington, D.C. Kids at Branson Elementary West raised more than $1,000 for Ozarks Honor Flight.
Explaining what veterans did in World War 2 to elementary students isn't an easy task.
"It is something at this age level that is difficult to understand," said Branson West Elementary teacher April Mulnik.
That didn't stop Branson Elementary West students from helping send two veterans on an Ozarks Honor Flight.
"We had a veteran and a guardian who had been on the trip this summer come in and speak at a character assembly to kick the whole thing off," Mulnik said.
Area residents John Whitson and Orville Mitchell got to travel to the nation's capital, reliving the memories of the Great War.
"We'd fire, we'd blast them with those eight-inch guns," Whitson told the students. "We could really tear the mountain up."