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Local vet takes Honor Flight to D.C.

Ekalaka resident Les Poland recently returned from an unforgettable trip. The short, three-day journey was an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. that allowed him and around 25 other military veterans the opportunity to visit many of the area's memorials.

"It was a very humbling experience," Poland said about the trip. "I was not for want of anything."

Poland told the Eagle on Wednesday that the only stipulation to going on an Honor Flight to D.C. is being a veteran. Additionally, a spouse or companion can accompany a veteran on the trip for a mere $500.

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