Dunningville veteran Norris Northrup speaks about Honor Flight

Norris Northrup of Dunningville was one of 69 war veterans flown to Washington, D.C., Saturday, April 25.

A nonprofit group has organized the Talons Out Honor Flight in this region for several years.

The veterans, mostly of World War II, are taken on a day trip to the nation’s capital to visit that war’s memorial and others.

They returned to Michigan Saturday around 9 p.m. and were greeted at Loy Norrix High School by hundreds of people waving flags and “Welcome Home” signs. The crowd lined the entrance to the school and a lengthy path through the building, shaking veterans’ hands and thanking them.

This interview was conducted in a second gym where loved ones and family gathered with the veterans after the parade before going home.

A gallery of photos can be found at the “Order Photos” link on our home page.

The other voice in the recording is Allegan County News editor Ryan Lewis.

(Video by Ryan Lewis, editor)

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