World War II Memorial Preview

I love working on any story related to World War II. Nothing makes me happier than honoring a generation that sacrificed so much in defense of freedom and liberty. Those who served in WWII were brave, strong, and patriotic. I love to hear their stories. And you will hear some of their stories this Monday 6 pm / midnight ET on Special Report with Brit Hume.

WWII has a special place in my family's history. My paternal grandfather, Robert Henneberg, guarded German POWs stateside, and then served in the Army in India. My maternal grandfather, Jack Stump, served on an LST (Landing Ship Tank) in the Pacific, and was preparing for a land invasion of Japan before President Truman dropped the bombs. As a devoted granddaughter, I am so very proud of my grandfathers' service in WWII.

So, it was with great pleasure that I had a chance to visit the new WWII Memorial a couple of weeks ago. It is exquisite. Architecturally, it is inspiring, respectful, and peaceful. It pays tribute to all theaters in the war, from the Atlantic to the Pacific and all points in between. I think this memorial will become one of the most visited sites in Washington, D.C.

My experience was even more meaningful because I toured the memorial with several WWII vets.

On Monday evening, tune in to hear Maj. Gen. George Godding (U.S. Army, retired) tell his story of landing on D-Day and then pushing through the Siegfried Line. Also, hear the harrowing story of the survival and rescue of Lt. Col. Charlie Davis (U.S. Air Force, retired),

a bombardier over Eastern Europe. He and his crew had to parachute out over enemy territory (this was the first time he had ever jumped out of a plane). And you will see the story of Brig. Gen. Anna Mae Hays (U.S. Army, retired) who served in India. She'll explain how women helped in the war effort, and how she and other Army nurses saved thousands of soldiers' lives.

There are so many stories to tell, and these are but a few. On this Memorial Day, I hope you will join me in thanking all the vets who served to protect us, and in remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

Molly Henneberg joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in 2002 and currently serves as a correspondent based in the Washington bureau. Click here for more information on Molly Henneberg