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Honor Flight Prepares to Fly

April 11, 2007

Valdosta- The plane has been chartered and all it's seats filled as Honor Flight prepares for take off.

The Honor Flight was dreamed up by two Valdosta veterans, Bert Powell and Buddy Johnson, just two months ago.  

Honor Flight will fly South Georgia Veterans to Washington D.C. for the day to see the World War II Memorial and the tomb of the unknown.

But first it had to be completely funded by donations from the community.

Already they've raised enough money to charter a plane and enough interest to fill all of it's seats with veterans who've dreamed of seeing the sights, but never had the chance.

The first flight is scheduled for take off May 19th and they plan to continue raising money to fund as many flights as possible.

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