Nick Swartsell shared the news via the Dallas News. We were honored to accompany Mr. Overton on this trip and to continue to honor him back home in Austin. Thank you to all who made this moment possible!
“In his speech, Obama noted that Overton visited the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in May. Honor Flight Austin, which brings Texas veterans to the capital, arranged both trips.”
“As Richard sat in a wheelchair beneath that great marble statue, he wept,’’ the president said. “And the crowd that gathered around him wept, too, to see one of the oldest living veterans of World War II bear witness to a day – to the progress of a nation – he thought might never come.’’