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Mark Richardson is a multimedia journalist, editor and writer who has worked in digital, print and broadcast media for three decades. He is a nationally recognized editor and reporter who has covered government, politics and the environment. A journalism graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, he was recently awarded a Foundation for Investigative Journalism grant and has three Associated Press Managing Editors awards for excellence in reporting.
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Honor Flight set this weekend
On Friday, an Honor Flight will depart Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, transporting 50 Vietnam War veterans from the Austin area to Washington, D.C., to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. This is the 24th Honor Flight Austin trip, the third of this year and the first for Vietnam vets. There will be a welcome-home event at approximately 8:30 p.m. Saturday on the balcony overlooking baggage claim between American and Southwest airlines’ ticket counters. The flight is operated and sponsored by Southwest. The Hilton Austin Airport is also a sponsor of Honor Flight Austin. Trips on Honor Flight are free for veterans and paid for through donations. Honor Flight Austin is a nonprofit organization created to honor veterans by transporting them to visit and reflect at their respective war memorials. To support Honor Flight Austin or learn more, go here.
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