Honor Flight leaders recognize Wilmington News Journal


News Journal Editor Tom Barr, center, was presented a plaque Tuesday for his and the News Journal’s coverage of two successful Honor Flights conducted during 2016 and 2017. A total of about 135 U.S. military veterans went to the nation’s capital to see veterans memorials that honor the service and sacrifices of veterans. The News Journal’s publicity about the veterans, including photographs of the individuals and information about them published in special sections, meant a lot to the participating veterans, said Paul Butler, right, a project leader. Jack Powell, left, another project leader, noted several local veterans have passed away since going on the Honor Flights. Barr said News Journal staff was “just doing our jobs” in reporting on the Honor Flight veterans and the wide-ranging community involvement and support.

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News Journal Editor Tom Barr, center, was presented a plaque Tuesday for his and the News Journal’s coverage of two successful Honor Flights conducted during 2016 and 2017. A total of about 135 U.S. military veterans went to the nation’s capital to see veterans memorials that honor the service and sacrifices of veterans. The News Journal’s publicity about the veterans, including photographs of the individuals and information about them published in special sections, meant a lot to the participating veterans, said Paul Butler, right, a project leader. Jack Powell, left, another project leader, noted several local veterans have passed away since going on the Honor Flights. Barr said News Journal staff was “just doing our jobs” in reporting on the Honor Flight veterans and the wide-ranging community involvement and support.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_barr_plaque_p_f.jpgNews Journal Editor Tom Barr, center, was presented a plaque Tuesday for his and the News Journal’s coverage of two successful Honor Flights conducted during 2016 and 2017. A total of about 135 U.S. military veterans went to the nation’s capital to see veterans memorials that honor the service and sacrifices of veterans. The News Journal’s publicity about the veterans, including photographs of the individuals and information about them published in special sections, meant a lot to the participating veterans, said Paul Butler, right, a project leader. Jack Powell, left, another project leader, noted several local veterans have passed away since going on the Honor Flights. Barr said News Journal staff was “just doing our jobs” in reporting on the Honor Flight veterans and the wide-ranging community involvement and support. John Hamilton | News Journal