STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT A marvelous, fabulous journey
When a reporter has a hard time putting into words the personal thoughts, emotions and experiences of Honor Flight, it sort of puts into perspective what this trip means to those of us lucky to have a... Posted on 10/3/11 at 8:34 PM
OH LOOK! A SHINY THING Chair Auction Raises Cash for Honor Flight Southwest Minnesota
The chair auction went extremely well this year and we raised $3,011 for the Southwest Minnesota Honor Flight! The Globe's going to kick in extra, so the total amount of the donation will be $4,000! T... Posted on 6/12/10 at 12:59 PM
STAFF BLOG LAGNIAPPE I'm NOT taking the plunge
In my 20-plus years here at the Daily Globe, I’ve covered a lot of unusual events, but I’m pretty sure that Saturday’s Deep Freeze Dip will stick out in my memories some day when I r... Posted on 1/25/10 at 5:00 AM
Weekend marks the final Honor Flight for southwest Minnesota
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rain drops and a little wind Saturday morning couldn’t stop 109 veterans from walking along the granite pillars that make up the grand oval tribute to all who served in World War II.
FAIRMONT — When the fourth and final journey of Honor Flight Southwest Minnesota takes to the skies from the Sioux Falls Airport this morning, Orville and Virginia “Tootie” Austin will be side-by-side in their seats, perhaps holding hands and most likely eager to see the World War II Memorial built in their honor.
Sanborn siblings share their experiences in WWII
SANBORN — Stan and Glenn Dammann don’t recall their parents hanging blue-starred banners in their window during World War II, but they do remember their dad was pretty upset when draft papers arrived first for Stan, and then 16 months later, for Glenn — the two oldest boys in the family.
LUVERNE — The fourth and final journey of Honor Flight Southwest Minnesota will be special in many ways, not only for the veterans and guardians, but for the staff people who have accompanied our World War II heroes on each of the journeys to Washington, D.C.
PIPESTONE — Not long after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and set the stage for what would be a nearly four-year battle on the Pacific and Atlantic fronts, America had called its people to not only help in the war effort, but to make sacrifices because of it.
Some took that call to duty rather seriously, including the Earhart family of rural Pipestone.
Marine steered into Saipan, Okinawa invasions
WINDOM — While many young men in the early 1940s waited for Uncle Sam to come calling with draft papers, there were a fair share who volunteered — some stepping up even before they could legally sign their name on enlistment papers.
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