A duo’s patriotic adventure

Frank Josephson salutes.les

By Byron Higgin, Mascot Publisher

“Today is for you.”
“The next two days are for you. Enjoy the ride.”
Mike Kuhle, of Southwest Minnesota Honor Flights, told World War II veterans gathered in Luverne for a send-off banquet, “Thank You Veterans, for all you do.”
The next day 162 people boarded a flight for Washington, DC to tour monuments, the national cemetery and to bring their service to America full circle.
“Thank You For America” the song reiterated through the call, finalizing with “You did what you were called to do.”

Vietnam memorial needs community help

By ByronHiggin, Mascot Publisher
Royal and Charlie Hettling are still planning to launch their “Vietnam Memorial/History Center” — but so far they still need to find the center a home, and, they’re seeking funding help.
“We’ve been working on this a couple of years and we’re still looking for a home,” said Royal Hettling.
“We’re continuing to work with the city council because we’d like a community-based public place,” he added.

Honor flight: A special ride

By Byron Higginfrank josephson
Mascot Publisher

Frank (left) and Gene Nordquist (right) are long-time friends.
This week they’ll take a ride together that neither could have imagined when they were young men.
They’re considered as, “Men of the greatest generation of Americans,” and together they’ll fly to Washington, DC, as part of the Honor Flight Southwest Minnesota.
They’ll embark on an incredible journey to visit the memorial built to honor the men and women of their generation.

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