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Letter: Veteran thankful to school for honor flight

2:41 PM, May 7, 2013  |  Comments
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Editor: The students and teachers of Marshfield Middle School raised money to send two veterans on the honor flight.

I was given an application and was accepted. Ninety veterans and their guardians took off for Washington, D.C., early April 22. We spent a long day visiting the war memorials. We toured the city and saw the White House, the Capitol and the Pentagon. Workers still were working on the World War II memorial.

About 10 p.m. we returned to the airport at Mosinee. We got off the plane one at a time, and I got the surprise of my life. The airport is as big as a football field, and it was filled on both sides with hundreds of cheering people. They were waving flags and welcome home signs. There were Legion members and a band. Many of the bystanders wanted to shake hands as we moved through to the other end of the hanger. In my lifetime, I have never seen a reception like that.

I want to thank the Marshfield Middle School for their hard work to send me there. Also, I want to thank the hundreds of volunteers who worked to make it all possible.

Harold Korger

Marshfield

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