Thayer Central presents donation for Operation Airlift

Hebron, NE

Thayer Central Junior/Senior High students from Hebron, Neb., are making a difference in the lives of Nebraska veterans. They raised a total of $4,200 to sponsor eight Korean War veterans on the next Heartland Honor Flight to Washington in March. This was a school- and community-wide effort, and multiple organizations and individuals were involved. Presenting the check is Anne Roesner Heitmann (right) to Bill Williams (middle) and Evonne Williams (left). The Williams raise funds and organize the Heartland Honor Flights. Heitmann's 7th grade Lanquage Arts class acted as Command Central for this worthwhile project and Allison Tietjen served as the student coordinator. Pictured on the far right is Max Gausman from Chester, Neb., who will be one of the veterans on this spring's Honor Flight. Interest in this project was spurred after hearing about October's Honor Flight from Korean veterans Glenn Fischer and Ed Hergott, both of Hebron.

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