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Monday, May 31, 2010

Okies on parade, a salute!

The day before the Honor Flight...reception and ceremony with more than 500 people present.









That's friend Ben Blackstock on the right.

And the next day,  more photos
Former Governor George Nigh talking with a member of the Air National Guard going up the steps to the aircraft. Security station is below. Each vet was escorted or helped onto the plane.
Oklahoma newspaperman Ed Livermore Sr.

And another Okie..Lookit that hat!
The Welcome Home crowd
The tail end of the tale

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