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Photo submitted Lyle Kellaher visited Washington, D.C. Sept. 17 as part of the Freedom Honor Flight program, which honors veterans with a trip to the nation's capital. Pictured above, Kellaher is shown with Elizabeth Dole.

WWII veteran takes honor flight to D.C.

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When Lyle Kellaher, a WWII veteran, got a letter explaining he was selected for a Freedom Honor Flight, he was surprised.

"Someone put my name in, but I don't know who did it," he said.

Freedom Honor Flight, an organization based in La Crosse, honors veterans by flying them to Washington, D.C. for a day to visit the memorials that stand in their honor.

Kellaher, who took the flight on Sept. 17, said it was a special experience.

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