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Cloquet veterans (from left) Jim Burman, Beatrice Yanda, Neal Burggraff, Gordy Caza and Lorraine Larson pause for a photo before departing for Washington, D.C., as part of the Honor Flight Northland last Saturday to visit the World War II Memorial and other well-known sights. Contributed Photo

Tears, memories mark Honor Flight for local veterans

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One by one they filed onto the bus - the paratrooper, the crane operator, the Army nurse, the Pearl Harbor soldier and the Women's Army Corps member who trained pilots to fly by celestial navigation. They were the veterans, the survivors, the men and women who played integral roles in defending their homeland during World War II. And now, at long last, it was their time. 

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