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Bangor class meets Honor Flight vets in D.C.


BANGOR, Wisconsin (WXOW) – Bangor Middle School's sixth grade class had the chance to meet the Freedom Honor Flight veterans at the World War II Memorial.

The class was in Washington D.C. for the week and changed their schedule to be able to meet the veterans.

One Korean vet on the flight was from Bangor.

Students said in the coming years, they'll be learning about World War II and the Korean War, and it was privilege to meet these men and women.

"They were just smiling and they all looked really amazed that all of us were there saying, ‘thank you,' to them and just being there," said Olivia Wuensch, a sixth grader on the trip.

Olivia's dad, Paul Wuensch, a chaperone on the trip, was part of the Army National Guard during Operation Desert Storm.

In D.C. he had a surprise reunion with his platoon sergeant, a guardian on the Honor Flight.

This was the first time the two men have seen each other in years.

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