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West Salem student raises over $2000 for Freedom Honor Flight

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WEST SALEM, Wis. (WXOW) – A West Salem High School student has made great efforts to send World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington D.C.

As part of his senior exit project, West Salem student Ryan Huebsch organized a showing of the documentary “Honor Flight”, to help send war veterans on an honor flight to Washington D.C.

The movie was presented at West Salem’s Heider Center for the Arts on Tuesday evening. Huebsch, who has been working with La Crosse’s Freedom Honor Flight Program, originally set a goal to send three veterans to Washington D.C.

“I hope these veterans take away that they actually get something back from this. These veterans, they deserve everything in the world from us, and this movie is just a small things we can give back to them,” Huebsch said.

It costs $500 to send one war veteran on an Honor Flight. Before Tuesday, Huebsch had raised $1,650 dollars. 75 adults and students attended Tuesday evening’s show, and Huebsch has now raised over $2,000, meaning he will be able to help send four veterans on an Honor Flight. Huebsch said the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. will likely happen in mid-May.

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