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Veterans Travel to Washington, D.C. on Honor Flight

A group of veterans will be honored with a plane trip to Washington D.C. this April.
The owner of Tioga Downs Casino in Nichols, Jeff Gural, and Twin Tiers Honor Flight have teamed up. Gural wants to recognize veterans for their service to our country. He is paying to fly them to the national veterans memorials in Washington D.C.

There are still some spots left for World War II, Korean War and veterans who have been diagnosed with terminal medical conditions. The tentative date for the flight is April 5th, although two charter flights have fallen through, because other companies swooped in and offered more money. The last charter offer was for $20,000 more than the first price. Once that is straightened out, the veterans and their guardians, which are people including nurses who sign up for the day, will head down to Washington.

DeAnna Deneen is an Air Force veteran who founded Twin Tiers Honor Flight.

"This is one small way that we can give back to those young men and women who proceeded us. For veterans of my generation, it's the least that we can do to honor them," said Deneen.

For more information about veterans flying down to Washington or for guardians who want to fly and only pay a nominal fee, visit Honor Flight is a national organization with chapters across the U.S.
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