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Department of Alaska sponsors Honor Flight homecoming

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On Oct. 14, The American Legion Department of Alaska sponsored an Honor Flight homecoming ceremony at Fairbanks International Airport.

The attendees returning from visiting war memorials in Washington, D.C., were World War II veteran Urban Rahoi and Vietnam War veteran Walter Gelines. The two were presented with quilts. Many Legion Family members were in attendance, including past department commander Steven Huisman.





Lisa Williamson, who posted photos of the ceremony on her Facebook page, commented, “Each time we welcome the return of our Interior Alaska veterans after their trip on an Honor Flight, the crowd and enthusiasm grows. If you've never had the opportunity to see these heroes return from this awesome trip, you're missing out.”


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