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Utah WWII vets honored with banquet in Brigham City

KSL.com  |  Posted   Oct 18th - 5:40pm

World War II veterans from Box Elder and Cache counties took a trip of a lifetime to Washington, D.C. with Utah Honor Flight to visit their memorial.

After rainy DC trip, veterans return to packed house in SLC

KSL.com  |  Posted   Oct 4th - 9:05pm

Imagine, as a teenager, leaving home, and heading off to war to help save the world. That's what millions of young Americans did during World War II.

45 WWII Veterans receive diplomas from Milford High School

Sloan Schrage  |  Posted   Sep 24th - 10:28pm

The sacrifices made by the soldiers who fought in World War II often go beyond life and limb. Many put their futures on the line as they dropped out of school to fight the enemy. Milford, Utah recognized a need to honor that sacrifice.

Utah Honor Flight veterans welcomed home at State Capitol

Ray Boone  |  Posted   Sep 20th - 9:03pm

Most veterans returning from World War II never received any sort of gratitude or welcome home when they came back to Utah 70 years ago. Late Saturday night, things were a little different.

4 WWII veterans who volunteered to serve

Ray Boone  |  Posted   Sep 19th - 7:33pm

Most stories about war veterans hit on similar themes: facing danger, dodging death or losing friends. But the Utah Honor Flight believes all veterans had a part to play, whether they served overseas and saw combat, or served at home.

From National Mall to Women's Memorial, Utah Honor Flight veterans tour DC

Ray Boone  |  Posted   Sep 19th - 10:50am

It's a day some have been awaiting for over 70 years, and one they won't soon forget. 50 veterans from Utah are in our nation's capital with the Utah Honor Flight, on a free trip to see the memorials built in their honor.

Utah Honor Flight veterans on the trip of a lifetime

Ray Boone  |  Posted   Sep 17th - 11:10pm

For many, it's a trip they've awaited for over 70 years. Fifty veterans from across Utah are in the Washington, D.C., area as part of the Utah Honor Flight on a free trip to see the memorials built in their honor.

Utah veterans return to welcoming crowds after trip to DC

KSL.com  |  Posted   Sep 13th - 7:33pm

Seventy years ago, most of those who served in World War II never received any sort of welcome when they returned home.

WWII liaison pilot recognized for his part in the war

Sloan Schrage  |  Posted   Jul 16th - 9:32pm

Much of the aviation glory of WWII goes to the bomber and fighter pilots. But, there's a group of aviators who also put their lives on the line for victory. The story of a Lehi man's experiences shows there were no insignificant roles.

Utah Honor Flight takes off with generous community support

Jed Boal  |  Posted   Jul 1st - 10:49pm

During the past year, Utah Honor Flight flew nearly 500 World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., thanks to the generosity of Utahns. Thursday, KSL-TV and the Honor Flight organization are asking for your support again.

Utah veteran bids farewell to equally decorated brother

Marc Giauque  |  Posted   Jun 18th - 7:16pm

The last time Norman Biehn, 97, and his brother, Carl, 95, saw each other, they had just completed a trip to Washington, D.C., as part of a Utah Honor Flight. On Sunday, Norman Biehn died at his home.

Southern Utah welcomes home Honor Flight veterans

KSL.com  |  Posted   Jun 7th - 10:27pm

A group of World War II veterans got a big welcome home in St. George Saturday when they returned from their visit to Washington, D.C.

WWII women veterans lauded at Washington memorials

Jed Boal  |  Posted   Jun 5th - 10:33pm

Many women fill critical roles in the modern military today, but it wasn't always that way. Seventy years ago, four Utahns helped open new doors whether they felt that way at the time, or not.

Honor Flight gives Iron County WWII veterans ability to visit DC memorials

Jed Boal  |  Posted   Jun 4th - 10:46pm

Forty-nine World War II and Korean War veterans from Cedar City and St. George are on their way to Washington, D.C. on a Utah Honor Flight, visiting memorials on Friday.

Navy Drill Team raises old memories for Utah Honor Flight veterans

Ray Boone  |  Posted   May 31st - 11:09pm

Fifty-three veterans with the Utah Honor Flight were home Sunday after a free trip to Washington to see their memorials. One stop was new on the itinerary this time: the Navy Memorial, where they were treated to a special performance.

Utah Honor Flight veterans return home with new feelings about America

Ray Boone  |  Posted   May 30th - 11:18pm

"Overwhelmed with emotion" was a phrase used a lot Thursday through Saturday, but it rang especially true as 53 veterans with the Utah Honor Flight returned home from a free trip to Washington, D.C.

Veterans awestruck by WWII Memorial

Ray Boone  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:19pm

Dale Workman is one of 53 veterans to take a free trip to visit the WWII Memorial, thanks to the Utah Honor Flight. Only completed about 11 years ago, this memorial came too late for the vast majority of those who served.

Honor Flight Veterans land in Baltimore, overwhelmed with emotion

Ray Boone  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:59pm

Imagine leaving your home while you're still in high school. Not to get a job or prepare for college, but to go to war.

Normandy to honor World War II veterans

Angelique Reed  |  Posted   May 21st - 11:09pm

Normandy is looking to honor World War 2 veterans who helped liberate or re-build Normandy. They created a special 70th-anniversary medal to say thank you.