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More Honor Flight Fundraisers Planned

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Organizers of the Big Sky Honor Flight are planning three more fundraising events for a flight scheduled to go to Washington, D.C. in October of this year.

Organizers announced Wednesday that one of the major events will be the "Salute Service and Sacrifice" banquet, to be held at the Northern Hotel on September 20th. ABC News War Correspondent Mike Boettcher will be a featured guest. In addition, Honor Flight volunteers will collect donations at the "Burn The Point" parade on August 30th, followed by a benefit barbecue at the West End Wal-Mart parking lot a day later, on August 31st.

At a West End press conference Wednesday, Honor Flight organizers received a $5,000 check from Safari Club International. Organizers say the money will help male October's Honor Flight a reality. That month's flight still needs $57,000.

"This is a project that's Montana-wide, and as we go forward, and we work on the funding for October and May, we just want everybody to know that we're taking veterans from all across the state," said Yellowstone County Commissioner Bill Kennedy.

"Each Sunday, when we register for the new flight, and check in the new batch of Big Sky Honor Flight veterans, it just never loses its excitement, and I think that's one reason why we have such great luck," said Becky Hillier.

Application deadline for October's Honor Flight is on September 3rd.

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