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WWII Veteran captures moments and memories from Heroes Flight

Posted: 7:20 AM, Nov 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-14 08:23:05-05
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We first met Mr. Walter Latiolais before boarding the Brookshire's Heroes Flight in Lafayette.

There was something about him.

WWII Veteran captures moments and memories from Heroes Flight

A WWII Veteran, he'd never been to D.C. and was excited to be exploring our nation's capital with other fellow veterans.

"It's making my day. Meeting new people and all of these smiles that we get," he said. "It's a gift from God."

Camera in hand, every time we met up with Mr. Walter, he was taking pictures.

Capturing every moment of the trip as best as he could.

From the grand "Heroes Welcome" when we first touched down in D.C., to each and every memorial. Mr. Walter never missed a moment.

"It's kinda hard to explain," said Latiolais. " I couldn't explain it in words. It was great"

And probably the most touching for Mr. Walter and the rest of the vets was the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery.

"Just being with them and knowing that we share the same part of it and history," he said. "We're part of it together."

With a smile on his face, Mr. Walter continues capturing every moment in life.

He says, the way you should.

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