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UP Honor Flight brings Washington to veterans


February 26, 2020

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Steve Bell is surprised by a line of cheers as he makes his way toward a reception from a virtual U.P. Honor Flight presentation on Tuesday at Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield. The Vietnam Era soldier with the U.S. Army was one of several veterans honored at the event.


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WAKEFIELD - The Upper Peninsula Honor Flight brought the monuments and memorials of Washington to the veteran residents of Gogebic Medical Care Facility on Tuesday.

Heidi Brown, registered nurse and director of activities for the full time care center in Wakefield, said the U.P. Honor Flight use one of the documentary videos they make of each flight as a guided tour of the actual one-day veteran flights they make twice a year.

"For many reasons some of our veteran residents are not physically able to make the flight," Brown said. "So, rather...

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