LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- On the 74th anniversary of D-Day, dozens of local World War II veterans returned to Louisville on Wednesday night after an Honor Flight.

The 61 veterans spent two days in Washington, visiting the World War II memorial and Arlington National Cemetery. Honor Flight Bluegrass said this was the largest gathering of World War II veterans to have taken part in an Honor Flight in the U.S.

"I'm proud that I was able to serve my country," Bob Pullen Sr. said upon returning to Louisville International Airport on Wednesday. "A lot of my friends never made it back.

"It's an experience I live with, but i love my country."

Honor Flight Bluegrass said it was created to honor America's World War II, Korean and Vietnam veterans for all their sacrifices.

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