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World War II vets honored at lunch in preparation for Honor Flight to D.C.

A World War II veterans listens to a chaplain speak as he lights a candle in rememberance of the country's POWs and MIAs Friday at the Hilton's DoubleTree hotel. The candle-lighting was part of a send-off lunch for 23 Southern Colorado World War II veterans, who will travel to Washington, D.C., next week to view the captiol's war memorials thanks to Honor Flight of Southern Colorado, a local branch of a national charity that sends World War II veterans to the nation's Capitol free of charge.