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Clarksburg Honor Flight Will Definitely Happen For Veterans

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Marion County organizers said their dream of an taking an Honor Flight out of Clarksburg is really going to happen.

The group said it has raised enough money to commit to U.S. Airways.

It aims to get World War II, Korean, and Vietnam veterans to their memorials in Washington D.C.

Organizers in Marion County are hoping to get at least 100 veterans from the area to Washington on May 10, 2014.

There have been two flights out of Huntington and only one veteran from North Central West Virginia was able to attend.

The flight will leave from North Central West Virginia airport for the first time.

Organizers said it's a special moment for everyone.

"It's a very emotional experience for them," said Aaron Hawkins, organizer. "A lot of tears and appreciation. You could feel the pride that they have served and someone was recognizing that."

It costs the Honor Flight organization $500 dollars for each veteran.

Organizers said they have scheduled a number of visitations with community and corporate groups around North Central West Virginia to raise money.

Any veteran or guardian wanting to apply for the Clarksburg Honor Flight in May can contact Hawkins at 304-363-4486 or Butch Phillips at 304-363-8125.

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