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Honor Flight will go Saturday, but at earlier time

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This weekend’s Freedom Honor Flight from La Crosse to Washington is still on but at an earlier time than planned.

The day-trip to the nation’s capital by dozens of area veterans will leave the La Crosse Airport a half hour early, at 7 a.m. Saturday.

Organizers were concerned about a threat to the East Coast from Hurricane Florence, but the Honor Flight committee says the hurricane has changed course and should not have much effect on Washington.

The tour group will return to La Crosse late Saturday night.

It’s the 22nd Honor Flight from La Crosse since 2008.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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