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Victor sending 71 veterans to D.C. through Honor Flight

Seventy-one World War II and Korean War veterans will soon get to take a life-changing, all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. to see the national memorials that were built in their honor.

That’s thanks to more than $37,000 in generous gifts this spring from Victor businesses and service groups, the Alex P. Davis Casino Night fundraiser, the Victor American Legion James T. Cooke Post 931 and members of the Victor community.

Victor’s seventh annual Week for Honor Flight, held May 4 through 11, again exceeded expectations, according to event organizer and Victor Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Mike Stockman, who presented a check to Honor Flight Rochester at a Town Board meeting June 25.

“In 2012 we hoped we could raise $500 to send one veteran to Washington, D.C., but we raised $6,050, and that’s the lowest total we’ve had so far,” Stockman told board members and a sea of Honor Flight orange-shirted veterans Monday night.

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