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Letter: Incredible experience with Honor Flight

We want to thank everybody involved in the Honor Flight, coming and going, on Sept. 11 and 13, at the Grand Forks International Airport.

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We want to thank everybody involved in the Honor Flight, coming and going, on Sept. 11 and 13, at the Grand Forks International Airport. The airport was decorated completely with red, white and blue balloons; flags were placed every 15 feet from Hwy. 2, all the way to and from the terminal, back to Hwy. 2; the water cannons were shooting spouts over the runway; 15 to 20 Sheriff’s Department cars were on site, their lights going; the Fire Department picked up a veteran in Grand Forks and delivered him to the airport; 50 motorcycles were on site; the Grand Forks City band was playing; 60 dozen cookies were prepared and handed out to veterans, along with roses for each one as they came home.

This was such a great experience for the 112 vets on the flight. There were 17 Korean vets and the rest were Vietnam veterans.

Thank you to all the people from Grand Forks and the surrounding region that came to the airport to welcome these vets home. It was just an incredible experience. Lots of happy tears were shed.

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