Foundation brings WWII vets to memorials via ‘virtual honor flights’

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. --  America's World War II veterans are dying at a rate of about 800 a day nationwide. Volunteers at Veterans United along with videographers from Virtual Photo Walks provide online tours to places these veterans are not able to physically travel.

During a recent Online Hero Tour, Veterans United Home Loans volunteers met with a group of veterans from Cameron, Mo. and and they were extremely moved by being able to finally see the memorials dedicated to them for their service.

This tour is especially unique in that it uses Google Glass to give veterans a first-hand perspective of the tour, allowing the videographers to engage with the audience. If you know a veteran who is not able to travel, or if you'd like to provide a tour for a veteran, please visit http://www.virtualphotowalks.org/vete.

The next Virtual Honor Flight is scheduled for Dec. 7

The Hero Tours are made possible in part by donations from Veterans United Home Loans
employees via the Veterans United Foundation.

Sarah Hill with Veterans United Home Loans was a featured guest on Tuesday's FOX 4 Morning Show.  She talked about the importance of honoring America's veterans by allowing them to see the memorials that have been dedicated to them for their service to their country.

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