Northern Valley Honor Flight (People)

One of the interesting things about reporting is getting to meet the people we meet.  Here are a couple I met on the Northern Valley Honor Flight to Washington.  *  At the World War II Memorial I met Orville Kofstad who said, "I’ve got something I want to give you."  What he gave me is a copy of…
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Northern Valley Honor Flight (Committee)

Enter your blog post here…   What’s impressive to me is how much people care about these men and women, and how many people care.  That includes the NVHF committee.   The Northern Valley Honor Flight committee members are a good generation or two younger than the World War II veterans, but….

Northern Valley Honor Flight (Washington’s Important People)

(Washington, D.C.)  Washington is filled with important people.  Some are.  Others think they are.  On this weekend, the 1,200 Honor Flight veterans from North Dakota and Minnesota as well as others from other parts of the country seemed to be among the important people here, judging by the attention being paid to them.  There were the military and "water cannon" salutes…
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Northern Valley Honor Flight (Day Two – Saturday)

6 AM: Breakfast 6:30 AM: After breakfast, Joe Holt, one of about thirty “walking guards” at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, speaks to the group and answers questions about his duty. He tells the group the guards will spend 10 to 12 hours polishing a single pair of shoes worn…
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Northern Valley Honor Flight (Saturday)

Today the World War II veterans on the Northern Valley Honor Flight visit Arlington National Cemetery, the Tomb of the Unknowns, the Iwo Jima Memorial and others.  Then a bus tour of the city of Washington before heading home later this afternoon. Last night at a banquet in their honor Senator Conrad told the veterans,…
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