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WWII Honor Flight Departs Hector
September 7, 2007

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A World War II Honor flight departed Hector International Airport this morning. This was the second of three planned trips whereas WWII veterans travel to Washington DC, free of charge, and tour the World War II memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Capitol Hill, and the Smithsonian institute. This flight, the largest so far, had approximately 430 veterans and family members onboard.

747 PictureThe WDAY World War II Honor Flight is a combined effort between local businesses, veteran organizations, service and individuals to send WWII veterans to Washington D.C. to see the memorial built in their honor.

This two-day flight is the second of at least three planned by Honor Flight organizers. More than 100 veterans went on the first flight May 3-5. A third flight is planned Nov. 2-3. The flights are being paid for with community donations.

For more information go to www.wdayhonorflight.com or call Tracy Briggs at (701) 241-5240.


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