Group takes veterans on war memorial visits using virtual reality

People walk past a statue of Gen. John J. Pershing, who had served as general of the Armies in World War I, in Pershing Park, at 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. A jury has selected five design concepts for a new national World War I Memorial to be built in the memorial park in Washington, with ideas ranging from neoclassical architecture to a portrait wall of the "American family." Congress has dedicated the existing park along Pennsylvania Avenue near the White House to become a national memorial honoring the veterans of the first world war and the 116,516 American lives lost. A design competition drew 350 entries, and a jury narrowed those to five finalists announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – There is a new way to salute aging war heroes as we mark this year’s Veteran’s Day.

An organization called Honor Everywhere is bringing the memorial to ailing servicemen through virtual reality.

Veterans can visit the National World War Two Memorial in Washington, D.C. by putting on 3D goggles.

The experience is moving, as the memories are still fresh for many, 70 years later.

“I think about the people that paid the real price, boy I tell you, they’re real heroes” said Army veteran Joseph Cook.

For this year’s Veteran’s Day, the group is adding a virtual reality tour of the Vietnam War.

Head to their website for more information on the program.

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