If it weren’t for Willard Baker’s ever-growing bucket list, Big Sky Honor Flight may never have materialized in Montana.
WWII Army vet Harry Wolverton take a picture of the fountains at the World War II Memorial. Wolverton was escorted to the memorial by his son Scott Wolverton.
WWII Navy Veteran Robert Dill pauses for a moment in front of the Wall of Stars at the World War II Memorial.
A note left on the lawn near the entrance to World War II memorial.
Big Sky Honor Flight veterans salute while posing for a group portrait during their trip to the World War II memorial.
Billings World War II veteran Erick Erickson and his daughter read the plaque that the explains the wall of stars at the World War II memorial,. There are 400 stars each star represents 100 men and women who were killed or missing in action.
World War II vets Jess Orantia and Gerald Mueller pause in front of a statue of Franklin D. Roosevelt at the FDR memorial.
World War II veteran Carl Bell of Glasgow visits WWII legend Audie L. Murphy's grave.
Veterans on the Big Sky Honor Flight visited the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Monday.
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.
Cenex Zip Trip, which has 25 convenience stores and fuel stations across Montana, announced Monday that it will help send 15 World War II veterans, at a cost of $15,000, to Washington, D.C., in May, which is the final tour of Big Sky Honor Flight.
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WASHINGTON — There are probably more free things to do in the U.S. capital than nearly any other major city in the world. The most popular museums and the zoo are free, thanks to government funding, as well as the picturesque memorials and monuments. With so many free options, the biggest ch…
If Tuesday had been an average October day, about 5,200 visitors would have entered Yellowstone National Park. Tour buses, RVs and hundreds of cars would have filled the Old Faithful parking lot.
WASHINGTON — Eleanor Weidman, Lois Van Fossen, Lois Berry, Bernice Stephenson and Fran Andersen represented the largest group of Montana women who have made the trip to Washington, D.C., aboard the 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.
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.
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.
It’s been quite a party. But the hangover might be a doozy. After four straight years of trillion-dollar annual budget deficits, the news is dawning on all political parties that the federal budget is long due for serious repair, and that less spending is part of the process. As a state that…