Honor Flight

Las Cruces – More than 100 veterans from southern New Mexico met with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall at the national World War II memorial in Washington, D.C.

The group of veterans who served during World War II, Vietnam and the Korean War traveled in matching yellow jackets as part of a free trip organized by a national organization that aims to bring veterans to see the memorial.

Udall, a New Mexico Democrat, thanked the veterans for their service and posed with them for photographs during Wednesday's visit.

The veterans were from communities including Las Cruces, Deming and Lordsburg.

Udall's office says this is the second time the New Mexico Honor Flight Network has made the trip to visit the memorial.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.