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'I cry every single time they all line up and salute'

'I cry every single time they all line up and salute'

If it weren’t for Willard Baker’s ever-growing bucket list, Big Sky Honor Flight may never have materialized in Montana.

May 10, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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$54,000 helps ensure liftoff of 9th Honor Flight; Korean War vets will go next

$54,000 helps ensure liftoff of 9th Honor Flight; Korean War vets will go next

With donations totaling more than $54,000, the ninth and final tour of Big Sky Honor Flight will take off in May, bound for the nation’s capital.

April 14, 2014 1:45 pm Photos

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Big Sky Honor Flight schedules 2 final tours as talk of Korean War Honor Flight percolates

Two final trips of Big Sky Honor Flight are set for 2014, bringing to an end the program that has flown more than 600 World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the National World War II Memorial.

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Big Sky Honor Flight honored before Cat-Griz football game

Big Sky Honor Flight honored before Cat-Griz football game

Gov. Steve Bullock recognized Big Sky Honor Flight as “Volunteer of the Game” during Saturday’s Brawl of the Wild, the annual football game between Montana State University and the University of Montana.

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Big Sky Honor Flight receives $6,000 boost

The votes have been tallied and the winner is ... Big Sky Honor Flight of Montana.

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Montana veterans defy closure, tour World War II Memorial

Montana veterans defy closure, tour World War II Memorial

WASHINGTON, D.C. — They fought a world war, dodging bullets and watching their comrades die before their eyes. So a temporary steel barricade wasn’t about to stop a group of 83 Montana World War II veterans Monday from seeing the memorial dedicated to their sacrifice.

October 14, 2013 10:36 am Photos

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Honor Flight veterans receive warm welcome in Washington

Honor Flight veterans receive warm welcome in Washington

WASHINGTON — Meteorologists said there could be some rain, and talk of a partial government shutdown — and possible protests — raised some questions about the seventh Big Sky Honor Flight, which carried 83 World War II veterans from Billings to Washington Sunday to see the memorials.

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'It's full steam ahead,' say Big Sky Honor Flight organizers

'It's full steam ahead,' say Big Sky Honor Flight organizers

An 87-year-old World War II veteran from Billings said he would risk being arrested if that’s what it takes to trespass into the barricaded National World War II Memorial.

October 13, 2013 12:15 am Video Photos

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A daughter's love

A daughter's love

Coni Dreyer talks about the federal government shutdown and her father's trip to see the National World War II Memorial with Big Sky Honor Flight on Sunday. She said closing the Memorial is disrespectful to veterans.

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Yesteryear

Yesteryear

A photograph from his Navy days shows World War II veteran Stanley Dreyer as a teenager during the war. Dreyer is one of 86 veterans traveling with Big Sky Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., Sunday morning.

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Disappointed World War II veteran

Disappointed World War II veteran

World War II veteran Stanley Dreyer, of Billings, is one of 86 veterans traveling with Big Sky Honor Flight on Sunday to see the National World War II Memorial. Dreyer, who has never seen the Memorial, said he would be willing to be arrested to see it.

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Veterans see their memorial on 6th Big Sky Honor flight

Veterans see their memorial on 6th Big Sky Honor flight

WASHINGTON — June Haigh dug out his green wool Marine Corps dress cover hat from a drawer where it had rested for 40 years as he packed for the trip to Washington, D.C.

September 09, 2013 9:27 pm Photos

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Flag-waving welcome greets Honor Flight vets

Flag-waving welcome greets Honor Flight vets

A group of 84 World War II veterans returned to Montana on Monday night to a raucous, flag-waving welcome at the Billings Logan International Airport.

September 09, 2013 9:27 pm Photos

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Montana's 6th Honor Flight carries 84 veterans to D.C.

Montana's 6th Honor Flight carries 84 veterans to D.C.

WASHINGTON — Beneath the steady gaze of Abraham Lincoln, the towering Washington Monument reaching into the skies just beyond him, Dean Grenier thought back to his wartime flying days.

September 08, 2013 11:45 pm Photos

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Veterans gear up for their opportunity to see WWII memorial

The largest group yet of World War II veterans from western Montana will join the Big Sky Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 8.

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Barbecue fundraiser set for Saturday to help Big Sky Honor Flight

The Billings West End Walmart will host a barbecue fundraiser for Big Sky Honor Flight on Saturday.

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Time running out for WWII veterans wanting to go to Washington, D.C.

Time is running out for World War II veterans who want to travel to Washington, D.C., to see the National World War II Memorial.

August 26, 2013 5:15 pmLoading…
Honor Flight receives $5,000 donation, still $57,000 short for 7th tour

Honor Flight receives $5,000 donation, still $57,000 short for 7th tour

A $5,000 donation to Big Sky Honor Flight of Montana on Wednesday has put another group of World War II veterans closer to seeing their memorial in Washington, D.C.

August 21, 2013 4:30 pmLoading…
6th Honor Flight fully funded with another $35,440 in donations

6th Honor Flight fully funded with another $35,440 in donations

With an infusion of $35,440 in donations, Big Sky Honor Flight of Montana will be airborne in September with nearly 100 World War II veterans aboard.

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West High students raise more than $11,000 for Big Sky Honor Flight

West High students raise more than $11,000 for Big Sky Honor Flight

Health enhancement students at Billings West High raised $11,372 to help support Big Sky Honor Flight of Montana. That is enough money to send 10 World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to see their memorial.

May 30, 2013 1:19 pmLoading…

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