Some Bay Area veterans are on a different kind of tour of duty tonight.
The vets are part of an "honor flight" for Bay Area service people who saw action in World War II.
The trip to Washington allows them to see monuments dedicated to their sacrifice. These flights take on added significance this year — the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Bill and Dick Abbott, a pair of brothers from the Oakland Hills, would only make the trip together.
“There's some memorials we haven’t seen — I think that's the main part of it, the World War II monument and hopefully we can go to some of the others that we haven't seen before," the brothers said.
One Abbot brother served in the Atlantic — the other in the Pacific.