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September Honor Flight Confirmed

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It's official. Big Sky Honor Flight mission No. 6 will take off this fall, a group of volunteers said Wednesday.

The flight is set for September 8th and 9th. New donations, including an anonymous check for $10,000, total more than $35,000 new donations.

Each chartered flight to Washington D.C. Costs $155,000. There are 200 veterans on the waiting list, including the 90 that will go on the September flight. Volunteer board member Becky Hillier says she's amazed at the variety of ways people are donating.

"People are being creative," she said. "So, you've got everything from a dollar that's donated from a kid out of their piggy bank, to the 100,000 donated from Burlington Northern Santa Fe. I think it's important for people to remember it doesn't have to be a grand gesture of a fundraiser, it can be a smaller one too."

Veterans can go to to apply. Another flight is planned for the middle of October.