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A Night To Salute Service And Sacrifice

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It was a monumental night for Big Sky Honor Flight this evening as nearly 400 people turned out for A Night To Salute Service And Sacrifice at the Northern Hotel.

More than 27 major sponsors backed the event, and a live auction was held to help raise funds for the 7th Big Sky Honor Flight in October.

Northern Hotel Owner Mike Nelson says the event couldn't have been held in a more appropriate venue.

"You know, the building really seems happy tonight with all those folks in here. When The Northern opened in the forties, we--on the floor we're sitting right now--housed World War II flight trainees, so it was sort of a barracks to start out. Yeah, I think it's a nice 'coming home' if you will," said Nelson.

"Our October flight now is fully funded, so we will be taking - thirteenth and fourteenth of October - 87 World War II veterans back to Washington D.C. It's a real neat night," said Bill Kennedy, Big Sky Honor Flight Board Vice President.

Governor Steve Bullock was a surprise guest at tonight's event.

The keynote speaker was Mike Boettcher with ABC news. The war correspondent plans to release a feature length film dealing with the issue of war.

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