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May Freedom Honor Flight postponed because of virus

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The next Freedom Honor Flight from La Crosse to Washington, D.C. has been delayed, over concerns about the coronavirus. 

The Honor Flight board of directors had an emergency meeting this week, to decide what to do about the scheduled May 9th flight for local veterans. 

No new date has been selected for the flight, which would be the 25th in a series of trips to the nation’s capital which began in 2008. 

The decision was made because of government guidelines about large-group events and non-essential travel. 

The veterans who take the Honor Flights are mostly older, all the way up to World War II and Korean War vets who would be at higher risk for infection. 

Two Honor Flights are normally scheduled each year in and out of La Crosse, in May and September.

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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