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Honor Tour headed to Washington, D.C.

Honor Tour headed to Washington, D.C.
By: Ryan Tate

William Hogg has been to Washington, D.C. a few times in his life, but he has never seen the World War II Memorial, which opened in 2004.

"That's my life. When you get as old as I am, you live in the past a lot," Hogg said. The Poplar Bluff native will join 29 other World War II veterans on a trip to Washington DC next month as part of the "Honor Tour."

"They were the greatest generation. I believe that. This is a small way to thank them," Bill Callahan said. Callahan is organizing the trip, after seeing a story about a similar trip by a group in Ohio.

"This is the most emotional thing I've done in my life," Callahan said.

Southwest Airlines is donating the flight, and a charter bus service will bring the men to the St. Louis Lambert International Airport. But Callahan says he has not reached his goal to send the men to Washington, free of charge.

"Some of the men have told me, if they have to pay for some of the trip, they will not be able to go," Callahan said.

If you would like to donate to help send the veterans to Washington, DC, send it to:

Stoddard County Development Foundation
P.O. Box 625
Bloomfield, MO 63825

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