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Honor Flights back to a spring schedule with planned trip in May

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The Freedom Honor Flights for La Crosse area veterans will resume next month, for the first time since September. 

Just over 100 veterans will take a day trip from La Crosse to Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 7th.  It will be the 26th Honor Flight based in La Crosse since the local project began in 2008. 

The most recent flight took place on September 11th, but a second flight planned for a month later was called off because of COVID-19 concerns.    

This would be their first springtime flight to Washington in three years. The La Crosse honor flights to visit war memorials are normally done twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall. 

Scheduled to make the plane trip on Saturday, May 7th are 97 Vietnam veterans, nine vets of the Korean War, and one person who served in World War Two. 

The May 7th flight will leave La Crosse for D.C. around 7 a.m., and should return for a welcome ceremony by 10 o’clock that night.  

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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