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HONOR FLIGHT PHOTOS: A LIMITED EDITION

Honor Flight: Limited Edition Available HONOR FLIGHT-- a forty page selection of images from the last twelve years of Honor Flight Network arrived and is sorted and shipping. This book is a "day in the life" of an Honor Flight. I have chosen a variety of "flight experiences" from "Super Saturdays", quiet weekday hub visits, special visits and v...
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Marine Corps Silent Drill Team August 8, 2018

As Honor Flight inevitably shifts its focus to Korea and Vietnam, the plaza of the Lincoln Memorial has become a great place to stage a show for the veterans. The Marine Corps Silent Drill Team has been out for the last few Chicago trips. The first time I photographed it, I mentioned to Mary Pettinato that it was a shame that the background was clu...
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HONOR FLIGHT CHICAGO WITH GENERAL POWELL

Honor Flight Chicago was out in force yesterday with one hundred Korean veterans and easily twice as many Guardians, Medics, Police Escorts, Water Bearers, 14 Radio Wearers, and Photographers. I met them at the Air Force Memorial. Most of the guardians are regulars so everything is very precise. When told General Powell was going to meet us at the...
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Senator Bob Dole June 9, 2018

I went down to the Memorial yesterday to visit with Senator Dole. The last time I saw him was with Jeff Miller in December when he received the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor at the Capitol. He was then surrounded by a "bipartisan" group: Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer etc... Both sides of the political isle filled the Cap...
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Herding Cats: Saturdays on the Mall

I was at the WWII Memorial to photograph Senator Dole yesterday. And while I intended to make a few frames and leave. Nevada and Columbus came in together and some four hours later, the last Honor Flight left and Senator Dole and I packed it up and headed home. Due to scheduling, I have been missing Columbus. Today I managed to meet the new Honor...
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Honor Flight Chicago 6/6/2018

Fooled 'em again. Rob Williamson and I with the help of all one hundred plus volunteers to keep the area clear were able to make this photograph just before the Drill Team arrived. It was a spectacular day with wonderful clouds, a great breeze and amiable vets and volunteers. I am thinking of entering this photograph in the prestigious "Herding Cat...
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Honor Flight West Central Florida 6-5-2018

A beautiful day and in need of a walk I headed down to the Lincoln Memorial where I finally had the opportunity to photograph Honor Flight West Central Florida. Bev Frey and April Dennis and I always see each at the Summit every years but never get together on the Mall so this was special. With red flag in hand, Bev and Matt their photographer lead...
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SUPER WEDNESDAY HONOR FLIGHT 5_23_2018

I was delighted to be invited by Scott Knauf to visit with Upper Peninsula Honor Flight. I headed down to the WWII Memorial thinking it would be a slow day but when I arrived, the Mall was jammed with school children and tourists and Homeland Drive was packed with the buses. The Park Police came through and within minutes, the only buses left were...
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NEVER FORGOTTEN AND ND/MN 5/21/2018

HONOR FLIGHT ND/MN As I stepped out of my cab, Honor Flight of ND/MN was just getting into formation for a photograph. It was perfectly balanced between the fountains and their photographer was the first I have seen to use small studio lights on the veterans. I am anxious to see how it works out. NEVER FORGOTTEN HONOR FLIGHT Yesterday, I w...
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BADGER HONOR FLIGHT May 12, 2018

I took up Brian Ziegler and Jody Babler McClain of Badger Honor Flight on their invitation to do a "ride along". Once at the airport, I had the great pleasure to see and photograph DCA Honor Flight Volunteers Lauren Burycka, Patricia Harris, Maria Temiquel, Cheryl Rickards, Nancy Griffith, ready to support the incoming Honor Flight Network hubs....
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