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Next Honor Flight is this Saturday

To the editor:

This Saturday North Country Honor Flight will once again take to the skies with flights number 53 and 54. On board will be three Cold War veterans, one from Desert Storm and 26 Vietnam veterans.

“Thunder in the Burgh” is back and will leave Champlain Center to arrive at the Veterans Park on the U.S. Oval at about 6:20 a.m. Thanks go out to Lloyd Provost for all the hard work involved in putting this all together.

The send-off ceremony starts at 7 a.m. sharp with the motorcade over to the airport to follow.

As the ceremony comes to an end, the Beekmantown seventh graders have organized the Honor Run, which will coincide with the motorcade over to the airport. The runners will be returning as the Honor Flight busses pass them on New York Avenue, creating a moment that lasts forever for these runners. North Country Honor Run on Facebook has all the details.

Flight leaders are responsible for doing all the ground work for these flights. Gina Bond and Fred Woodward have done an outstanding job in that role preparing these Veterans for their special day.

These two flights are being sponsored by Harmony Golf Club. Last year, the golf tournament Harmony put on raised over $25,000.

North Country Honor Flight would like to thank Harmony and Bruce McCormick for their much appreciated hard work and effort to put that all together. We’d like to thank Stevie Fuller and Kim Marsha, owners of Harmony and Jason Fuller for the support from Fullers excavating, also Mike Murray from Murray Electric for being major sponsors of the tournament.

Barrie Finnegan

Executive director, North Country Honor Flight

Plattsburgh

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