South Carolina Army veteran John McCarty Sr. takes in the sights of the World War II Memorial in April. One hundred of South Carolina's World War II veterans were visiting the memorial, and many of them were seeing the monument, and flying, for the first time. The trip, known as an "Honor Flight," was sponsored by South Carolina's electric cooperatives, which are a fixture for rural parts of the state.
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.