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Community opens wallets for Honor Flight Kern County

Honor Flight Kern County holds a fundraising drive Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, on Stockdale Highway in Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo/Claudette Stefanian)

Honor Flight Kern County held a daylong fundraiser Thursday at several spots in Bakersfield.

The all-volunteer group flies veterans from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War to Washington, D.C., to see their memorials. The trips are provided free to the veterans, but Honor Flight Kern County says it costs $1,500 per veteran for the flights.

The group will resume its flights in April, with a goal of two flights for Vietnam veterans and four flights for veterans of World War II and the Korean War.

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