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La Crosse honor flight this weekend postponed because of COVID surge

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There were supposed to be two Freedom Honor Flights out of La Crosse this fall, to make up for flights that were cancelled because of the pandemic. 

One flight happened as scheduled last month but a recent rise in COVID-19 rates has led to postponement of the next flight, which was planned for Saturday. 

Dave Larsen with Freedom Honor Flight in La Crosse said the plan for two fall flights was made earlier this year, at a time when COVID infection rates were going down. 

Oct. 8 marks the 13th anniversary of La Crosse’s first Freedom Honor Flight.  This weekend’s scheduled flight was supposed to be the 26th in the local series.     

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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