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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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Harry Wolverton take a picture

Harry Wolverton take a picture

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.

April 28, 2014 8:43 pm
Robert Dill in front of the Wall of Stars

Robert Dill in front of the Wall of Stars

WWII Navy Veteran Robert Dill pauses for a moment in front of the Wall of Stars at the World War II Memorial.

April 28, 2014 8:43 pm
A note left at the World War II Memorial

A note left at the World War II Memorial

A note left on the lawn near the entrance to World War II memorial.

April 28, 2014 8:43 pm
Honor Flight Veterans Salute

Honor Flight Veterans Salute

Big Sky Honor Flight veterans salute while posing for a group portrait during their trip to the World War II memorial.

April 28, 2014 8:43 pm
The price of freedom

The price of freedom

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.

April 28, 2014 8:43 pm
Jess Orantia and Gerald Mueller

Jess Orantia and Gerald Mueller

World War II vets Jess Orantia and Gerald Mueller pause in front of a statue of Franklin D. Roosevelt at the FDR memorial.

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Carl Bell of Glasgow

Carl Bell of Glasgow

World War II veteran Carl Bell of Glasgow visits WWII legend Audie L. Murphy's grave.

April 28, 2014 3:58 pmLoading…
World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial

Veterans on the Big Sky Honor Flight visited the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Monday.

April 28, 2014 12:49 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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Cenex Zip Trip plans to help send 15 WWII veterans to D.C.

Cenex Zip Trip plans to help send 15 WWII veterans to D.C.

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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Gazette opinion: Too much campaign rhetoric on repealing ACA

Up to 1,400 Yellowstone County residents have been on a waiting list for help choosing a private insurance plan in a new federal health program. Billings hospitals are deluged with patient requests for help with the new program. The program website is distinctly unfriendly. Choices are compl…

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Gazette opinion: Critical, but elusive goal of working together in D.C.

“It is you, our citizens, who make the state of our union strong,” President Barack Obama said Tuesday night after listing examples of individual Americans working to boost our economy.

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5 free ways to see Washington, a city of museums

5 free ways to see Washington, a city of museums

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…

November 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: House must end senseless shutdown

Gazette opinion: House must end senseless shutdown

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.

October 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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For women of the Honor Flight, a trip to remember

For women of the Honor Flight, a trip to remember

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.

September 09, 2013 9:33 pm Photos

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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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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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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.

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Guest opinion: Federal cutbacks will be felt in Montana's economy

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…

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