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Humboldt County 4-H club sponsors a veteran’s honor flight

Corinth Red Stars 4-H club

Every day we lose 1,000 of them -- some to old age, others to sickness and many who never got to visit the World War II memorial that was built in their honor. However, the Corinth Red Stars 4-H club has made sure one more veteran is given the opportunity. After raising funds through a food stand at the Humboldt County Fair, the Red Stars donated $600 to sponsor a veteran through the Honor Flight Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping American veterans travel free of charge to see their memorial in Washington, D.C. Only later did they realize that the father of one of their leaders would be signed up for a future flight.

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This article appeared in December 2009 -- From Jack Payne Newsletter