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Honor Flight Returns to Bishop Hill

Honor Flight returns to Bishop Hill Sunday, June 8th, 3-7 p.m. with the community raising funds to send area veterans to Washington, D.C. In the last five years, the community has raised more than 50-thousand dollars for the Quad Cities Chapter of the Honor Flight Network. Area veterans are provided with a free trip to visit their memorial with priority given to survivors of World War II, Korean War, and any veteran with a terminal illness. The schedule begins with a Barbecue Rib dinner at 3:00 in the village park. Bes ure to bring lawn chairs. The Illinois Patriot Guard and Legion Riders will arrive. Speakers include Representative Don Moffitt. Shelley Kinzer of Bishop Hill will provide patriotic music. Local Bishop Hill story teller Brian “Fox” Ellis will also perform. There will also be a live auction. Golf cart shuttle services will be provided from the edge of the park. The event is being organized by the Filling Station Restaurant. All proceeds from the day’s events will be donated to Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.

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