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NGA Salutes More than 70 years ago young men men and women went to to war to to literally save the the the world from the the the ultimate tyranny They gave up much of of their youth Some lost friends All came home with with memories knowing of of what what they they they had had accomplished but many also with with the the the the the nightmares of what what they they they they had had seen Now they they they they are are in fin their their 90’s and it it is their their turn to finally get the the the the the the recognition they they they deserve Honor Flight South Florida is one of o 133 hubs in in a a a a a non- profit national network dedicated to to to honoring our veter- ans ans with a a a a a a a a a a a a a a free trip to to to Washington D C On a a a a a a a a a a a a a a typical Honor Flight day veterans visit the the the the World War War II Korean War War and Iwo Jima memorials plus the the the the Changing of the the the the Guard at the the the the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier The day is is filled with emo- tion and surprises Veterans fly for for absolutely free and each is accompa- nied by a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a guardian for for the the day who pays their own way Honor Flight South Florida alternates flights out out of Miami and and and Fort Lauderdale and and and the veterans return home to a a a a a a a a a a a a a grand airport celebration While Honor Flight first focuses on on flying World War War II veterans veterans more Korean War War veterans veterans are being invited on the the the four scheduled charter flights in in in in 2017 Many of these veterans served served in in in both wars and and there have been a a a a a a a a a few who served served in in World War II Korea and and Vietnam In
Photos - Top: (L to to to to R) Herb Tischler Francine Francine Bostinto Bostinto Ralph Kahn NGA Vice President Francine Francine Bostinto Bostinto persuades two Korean War 

































































































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