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Bittersweet Journey

World War II veteran Joe Colmer of East Moline Ill. leaves his wheelchair behind as he takes a moment to visit the World War II Memorial by himself Saturday afternoon in Washington D.C. Colmer, a veteran of D-Day and other major battles during the war, was among 96 local veterans who traveled to the nation's capital to visit the World War II Memorial as part of Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.