A popular Northeastern High School bus trip honoring local war veterans is back for another run.

This time, Northeastern juniors will be focusing on Korean War veterans by taking a group of them to see the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C., on April 20.

The "Honor Bus" started two years ago with trips to D.C. with World War II veterans as a way to both honor them and provide a unique opportunity for students to get to know area veterans, said Duane Swartz, a social studies teacher overseeing the trip.

This year's trip is focusing on Korean War veterans since this is the 60th anniversary of the end of the war.

Some veterans haven't been to the Korean War Memorial, Swartz said, or haven't been to the nation's capital in years.

"I'd imagine most people haven't seen (the memorial)," he said.

Veterans who sign up will get a breakfast, coach bus trip to the memorial, lunch, a visit to Arlington National Cemetery, and a dinner upon arriving back in York. All expenses are paid. For information on donating or participating, email swartzd@nesd.k12.pa.us or call 266-3644, ext. 81307.

- Reach Andrew Shaw at ashaw@yorkdispatch.com


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