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Foundation honors veterans, supports Honor Flight Chicago at West Chicago event

Published: Friday, May 9, 2014 2:18 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:52 p.m. CDT
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(Bill Ackerman - backerman@shawmedia.com)
Victoria Cobbett (from left) of Lemont, Rita O'Reilly of Naperville, Carmen Guido of Aurora and Glen Granat of Lemont talk over a table filled with memorabilia at the DuPage Veterans Foundation's fundraiser Saturday in West Chicago for Honor Flight Chicago.
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Don O'Reilly (from left) of Naperville and Dick Birdsong and Brian Davenport, both of Downers Grove, talk over lunch at the DuPage Veterans Foundation's fundraiser Saturday in West Chicago for Honor Flight Chicago.
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Edward Manthey (from left) of Elmhurst talks with Ray Krueger of Lansing at one of the fundraising tables set up at the DuPage Veterans Foundation's fundraiser Saturday in West Chicago to benefit Honor Flight Chicago.
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John Werner (from left) of Chatham talks with Rodney Lance of Naperville, Joe Anderson of Oak Lawn and Vito Collyard of Aurora at the DuPage Veterans Foundation's fundraiser Saturday in West Chicago for Honor Flight Chicago.
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Members of the Naperville Municipal Band Big Band play World War II-era music during lunch as the DuPage Veterans Foundation hosts a fundraiser Saturday in West Chicago to benefit Honor Flight Chicago.
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(Bill Ackerman - backerman@shawmedia.com)
Kelly Rivera (from left) of Warrenville talks with John Werner of Chatham at a DuPage Veterans Foundation fundraiser Saturday in West Chicago to benefit Honor Flight Chicago.

WEST CHICAGO – On Saturday, the DuPage Veterans Foundation hosted a fundraiser at DuPage Airport in West Chicago to honor World War II and Korean War veterans and benefit Honor Flight Chicago.

The mission of Honor Flight Chicago is to bring WWII veterans to Washington, D.C., for a day of honor and remembrance at no cost to them.

The fundraiser included a luncheon and patriotic program featuring the Naperville Municipal Band, Marine Corps League Color Guard, The Naperville Firefighters Highland Guard and more.

The Legacy Girls also performed WWII- and Korean War-era music, and period military vehicles, aircraft and memorabilia were on display.

WWII and Korean War veterans in attendance were recognized for their service during the program.

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