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A local World War II veteran will be spreading his proverbial wings down to the Nationâ€™s Capital this weekend.
Raymond Anderson, a 93-year-old East Greenwich resident who once served with the United States Navy before being honorably discharged in December of 1945, will be on a plane flying south from T.F. Green Airport to Washington, D.C. as part of the â€˜Honor Flight,â€™ an event held by the Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs (RIAFC), this Saturday morning.
The â€˜Honor Flightâ€™ recognizes veterans, either from World War II or former soldiers from all wars who are terminally ill, for their sacrifice and achievements in the military by sending them, with an escort, to Washington, D.C. to see the memorial of their respective battle â€“ in the case of Andersonâ€™s, the World War II Memorial.
Read more about it in the Sept. 26 edition of The Pendulum.