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Flight for WWII Veterans Only Halfway to Goal

Flight for WWII Veterans Only Halfway to Goal

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- A group trying to reorganize a trip to Washington, D.C, for World War II veterans says its only halfway to its fundraising goal.

The original bid to send the veterans to see the monument erected in their honor was abruptly canceled in May after it was revealed fundraising fell short. The director of the group, then known as Our Unsung Heroes, resigned and state regulators are investigating the nonprofit group's finances.

But others formed a new organization -- Operation Hero Flight -- and have been working to reschedule the trip.

They say a benefit last Friday raised about $67,000 and there are other promised donations. But with a deadline of today the group says it's only about halfway to the $150,000 it needs.

Information from: Standard-Examiner

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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