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Film showing to honor World War II veterans

Honor FlightLinfield College is partnering with Providence Hospice to sponsor a screening of “Honor Flight,” a heartwarming documentary about four World War II veterans.

The film will be shown on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m. in the Providence Willamette Falls Conference Center in Oregon City. A community discussion will directly follow the movie.

“Honor Flight” is the story of a Midwest community that races against the clock to fly thousands of World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the National World War II Memorial constructed in 2004. Earl Morse, a physician’s assistant and retired Air Force captain, conceived the Honor Flight Network Program after working with World War II vets in a small clinic at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Honor Flight Network Program works with volunteers to help World War II veterans accomplish their dreams of seeing the memorial dedicated in their honor. In the future, the program plans to give similar opportunities to veterans from other wars.

Linfield College is a member of the Joining Forces Campaign and Providence Hospice is a partner of the We Honor Veterans Program. The event is free and open to the public, and light snacks will be provided. To register for the event, visit www.ticketbud.com and search for “Honor Flight.” Tickets will be emailed. For more information, contact Twilla at Providence Hospice at 503-215-0902.