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Future Dates Announced for Honor Flights

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The Big Sky Honor Flight has taken many veterans to Washington D.C., but there are many more veterans who need to be honored.

Thursday, several Billings organizations presented checks to fund the upcoming Big Sky Honor Flights. The organizations donated more than $6,000 for the future flights. To date, Big Sky Honor Flight has flown more than 400 veterans from all over the state to see their memorial.

But the flights are now winding down. September 3 is the deadline for applications for veterans who still want to go to D.C. After that, no more applications will be accepted.

"What they're able to do is talk about their friends, see how their friends have been honored and see how they've been honored. It's a very emotional time but it's something very important," Yellowstone County Commissioner Bill Kennedy said. "That as these WWII veterans go back, we have our final thank you for their effort during WWII."

The latest donations will be combined with the current funds of more than $90,000 and go toward their next two flights. The next flights will take off September 8 and October 13.

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