Third-grader reunites with Korean War veterans she sent on Honor Flight

Third-graders send two veterans on Honor Flight
Posted at 4:51 PM, May 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-28 19:51:24-04

ENCINITAS, Calif. (KGTV) - Two third-graders from Rancho Santa Fe are proving you can change lives no matter your age.

R. Roger Rowe School third-graders Grace Miller and Madison Stine set out to send a veteran to Washington D.C. with Honor Flight San Diego.

They were so successful they ended up sending two veterans.

"That trip for me was the most fantastic trip of my life. I've been all over the world - and Honor Flight was the most fantastic trip I've been on," said George Sousa, a Korean War veteran who served in the U.S. Army.

The girls also helped send U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Marshall Varano who also fought in the Korean War.

"It's great to see young people like this take care of older folks," said Varano.

Fundraising is critical for Honor Flight San Diego. It costs over $2,000 to send one veteran to D.C. and over $240,00 for the entire weekend. The organization had to cancel last spring's flight because they did not have enough funding.

You can donate online to Honor Flight San Diego.