CAMERON PARK (CBS13) — Dozens of veterans from El Dorado County took a special trip to Washington D.C. without leaving Cameron Park, Friday.
They all served our country, but for one reason or another many of these World War II and Korean War veterans were never able to make it to Washington D.C. to visit monuments dedicated to their sacrifices.READ MORE: Turkey Shatters Window, Breaks Into Fair Oaks Dentist's Office During Patient Appointments
Most of the veterans in attendance Friday are in their 90s, said an event coordinator. She explained that the logistics of flying to D.C. and doing the tours is just too much.READ MORE: El Dorado County Widow's Stolen Wedding Ring Recovered: 'It Was One In A Million Chances That I Got It Back'
So instead, they took a virtual trip, pictures in front of a green screen, and toured the monuments not from an airplane or bus seat, but from the comfort of an auditorium.MORE NEWS: Canceled 2nd Vaccine Appointment? How Long Can You Wait — And Where Can You Get It?
This is a first-of-its-kind program in California. Organizers say just because these heroes were never physically able to travel to D.C., doesn’t mean they still can’t visit the war memorials honoring their service.