By Tim Kowols
A whirlwind day ended in celebration for Sturgeon Bay resident and Vietnam Veteran Bob Spude as a participant in Old Glory Honor Flight’s 44th Mission. With his daughter by his side, Spude flew in and out of Appleton International Airport Thursday with 180 other veterans and their guardians to visit sites like the Vietnam War Wall of Remembrance and the 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon. Spude says it was an emotional day, especially when he received mail on the flight home and returned to thousands in the terminal.
Spude recommends any veteran that is able to go to take advantage of the Old Glory Honor Flight program, which takes hundreds of veterans and their guardians every year to visit the memorials in Washington D.C.