The wall of welcome (more photos)

-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen Among the many cards made by local children for the vets on the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight was this one featuring three saluting green army stick men.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen Emma Yungbluth, 8, at left, along with her siblings, Kayla Yungbluth, 3, and Kolton Yungbluth, 9, all of Okoboji, have their flags ready as they wait for their grandfather, Harold Yungbluth, of Royal, to return on the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight.
-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen Navy Vietnam veteran Joe Wolf, of Creston, greets his grandson Jack Wolf and his son, Tyler Wolf, also of Creston, as they meet him at the Fort Dodge Regional Airport Saturday night for his return from the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight. Saturday was also an anniversary fro Wolf, “50 years ago to the day I came back home from Vietnam,” he said.
-Messenger photo by Elijah Decious After a long day filled with emotions, Michael Wolfe’s dozens of cards during mail call opened the flood gate for tears. Here, his grandchildren from Saratoga Springs, New York, send pictures with updates from their newly-won carnival goldfish and cat.
-Messenger photo by Elijah Decious Dave Ricker sorts through the correspondance he received during “mail call” on the flight home.
-Messenger photo by Elijah Decious Bob Kearney taked in the names on another wall at the Air Force Memorial.
-Messenger photo by Elijah Decious Veterans had to crane their necks to take in all of the Air Force Memorial, their last stop of the day before heading home. The three parts arc as high as 270 feet.
-Messenger photo by Elijah Decious Veterans witness the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetary.


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