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      Veterans return home to fanfare

      Upper Peninsula War Veterans returned home to much fanfare tonight.

      After a day of touring Washington, D.C. as part of the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight Program, local veterans came home to a crowd of proud and cheering family and friends.

      They were greeted with posters, waving flags and the singing of patriotic songs. Among those that came out to welcome the veterans was the Knights of Columbus. Harold Flagstadt of Council 640 said the Knights were there to "receive our honored members of the service."

      Wayne Cook, a World War II Veteran, said he visited Arlington Cemetary, the Lincoln and Washington Memorials and the White House. He also said the Air Force Band performed a concert.

      This was the Honor Flight's fourth tour since its inception.