Just like the Honor Flights that takes veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the war memorials, the Honor Bus will bring veterans from the Auburn/Opelika area to National Infantry Museum on Veterans Day.
Sponsored by the Batson-Cook Construction of West Point, Ga., the 2009 Honor Bus brought veterans to the National Infantry Museum from the West Point/Valley area.
The veterans will have breakfast at 8 a.m. in Auburn, and then come to Columbus for a tour of the museum and an IMAX film. They'll have be honored at a lunch banquet, and they'll leave Columbus around 4 p.m.
It's free for any veteran of any branch who served during any period.
Batson-Cook spokesman Rebecca Gaston said most of the 52 veterans last year served during World War II, but this year, several younger veterans are going to make the trip.
The company was the contractor for the construction of the museum, and decided to host the bus tours to honor the veterans.
"When we were building the museum, we saw first-hand the dedication and sacrifice the soldiers and their families made," Gaston said in a release. "It became very personal to us as a company."
There are still some seats available.
Call Gaston at 706-643-2500.