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Veterans honored at reception, with surprise special guest

Today veterans were honored with a reception, which included a special guest speaker. A George W. Bush impersonator stopped by to thank Greater Lafayette veterans for their service.

Posted: Oct 15, 2018 12:11 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- The Veterans Honor Flight is taking off for the last time Tuesday.

Today veterans were honored with a reception, which included a special guest speaker. A George W. Bush impersonator stopped by to thank Greater Lafayette veterans for their service.

The room was full of veterans and family members watching them receive awards. The veteran's flight has been a program in the community for 7 years. Co-Founder's, Dana Vann and Pam Mow thought it would be a fun to surprise attendees with the presidential appearance.

“He's actually from Florida and we found him on an Honor Flight summit,” said Mow. “The Honor Flight Network had a summit every year and he was the guest and we just fell in love with him. This is the second time we've invited him to town”

Mow and Vann want the community to support the vets by welcoming them home when the flight returns.

“Come out to the airport on Tuesday night at 7:30 and welcome these veterans home. Many of them didn't get a welcome home when they came home from service. Great way to thank them and great way to welcome them home,” said Vann.

Vann and Mow are both mothers of fallen soldiers who died in active military at age 22.

News 18's Kiyerra Lake will be on final flight, Flight 22, on Tuesday with the full story.

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