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Albert Breuker of Harris, Iowa, (left) poses with his grandson, Lt. Col Ted Breuker, at the World War II Memorial. Ted Breuker is stationed at Langley Air Force Base. (AARON HAGEN/DAILY GLOBE)

Family ties: Several vets visited by children, grandchildren in D.C.

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WASHINGTON -- The Honor Flight is a wonderful experience for the World War II veterans, and it is for the children and grandchildren who get to accompany them on the journey.


On this third Honor Flight from southwest Minnesota, several families found creative ways to be together -- at least for a portion of the two-day experience.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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