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Honor Flight to send Veterans to WWII Memorial

March 7, 2007

Valdosta - The first national World War II memorial opened in Washington less than three years ago, and many Veterans have never seen it. Two South Georgia men hope to change that for many area Veterans.

Bert Powell and Buddy Johnson are raising money for the Honor Flight program.

They will charter a plane and take veterans to see the memorial and the tomb of the unknowns first hand.

It's a dream many area veterans have had for years, but have never been able to fulfill.  "We have on man in our chapter who is totally blind. He was the first one who called up and said I want to go. He wants to go and take his hand and lay it on the monument. It's going to be a real thrill," says WWII Veteran Bert Powell.

They hope to have their first flight by May.

Anyone wishing to donated can send their tax deductible donations to:

American Legion Post 13 for Honor Flight Fund

P.O. Box 1005

Valdosta, GA 31603

or call 229-219-7281/229-219-7213

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