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‘Operation Resilience’ honors veterans whose flights to DC were canceled

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Badger Honor Flight's 'Operation Resilience' volunteers
Badger Honor Flight's 'Operation Resilience' volunteers
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Badger Honor Flight's Operation Resilience team
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Badger Honor Flight's Operation Resilience team
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Badger Honor Flight's Operation Resilience team

MADISON (WKOW) -- Volunteers spent Saturday honoring veterans who were scheduled to go on the Badger Honor Flight this year.

The organization had to cancel all flights for 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Badger Honor Flight intended to find a way to still connect with and honor those veterans who were supposed to fly with the group.

Caravans of volunteers delivered goodie bags to the homes of nearly 300 veterans on Saturday, to thank them for their service. The mission is named Operation Resilience, led by fire trucks from the communities visited.

Click here to visit Badger Honor Flight's Facebook page for more photos.

The caravans happened throughout the Madison area and the 11 counties served by Badger Honor Flight.

Veterans scheduled to fly in 2020 will be at the top of the waitlist, as Badger Honor Flight determines when it will be safe to fly again.

Jennifer Kliese

Weekend Anchor and Reporter, 27 News

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