Published: Jun 02, 2014 9:25 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 02, 2014 11:05 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- "It bothers me when I see people who don't salute the flag and don't honor all those people who gave their lives."

John Salzer of Naples is one of thousands of troops who fought courageously to end World War II, spending three years in the Army.

"I was in charge of obtaining all of the supplies from the clothing all the way up to trucks and wreckers and jeeps. I was in the Battle of Normandy in Northern France, Rhineland, and central Europe," said John Salzer.

Inside his Bentley Village home he showed me his medals, along with personal photos, some taken during his time in Normandy.

"I remember pretty vividly every, not by name, but every battle and experiences."

To mark the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion, Salzer will travel to Washington D.C. with the Southeast Chapter of the Honor Flight. The organization takes members of the Greatest Generation to see the memorials built in their honor. This week's trip will also stop at the National D-Day Memorial in Washington. This journey is so special because it's only for D-Day survivors.

"I think it'll bring up a lot of memories."

And reminds all of us to never forget.

"And I hope everyone remembers all the service men and service women who sacrifice their lives for our country."

For more information about the Honor Flight visit