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June 2012

Heartland Honor Flight
A beautiful spring day in Washington, D.C., was special for World War II veterans on a recent Heartland Honor Flight. The veterans' plane received an "honor spray" from an airport fire truck on arrival, and then the fun began. Vets spent all day touring memorials honoring veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam; witnessing the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery, and seeing other landmarks. Before flying home, the veterans were entertained at the airport by a 1940s-era band. A highlight of the trip on the way home was "mail call," when vets received mail from friends and family.

Pictured, in front of the Kansas monument at the World War II Memorial, are Bea Notley, Shawnee, Army WAC who served in the Pacific, and Wayne Stokes, Mission, Navy, who sailed the Pacific for 208,000 miles on the USS Brown.