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If it weren’t for Willard Baker’s ever-growing bucket list, Big Sky Honor Flight may never have materialized in Montana.
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.
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.
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.
The votes have been tallied and the winner is ... Big Sky Honor Flight of Montana.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Billings West End Walmart will host a barbecue fundraiser for Big Sky Honor Flight on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.