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Veteran's Day: Brothers in arms

WATERLOO, IA (KWWL) -

Two words that are easy to say too often get lost in the shuffle, and we're reminded of how important they are on a day like Tuesday: Veterans Day.

On Veterans Day, saying thank you to those who have served can come in many forms.

One organization goes to great lengths, from eastern Iowa to the nation's capital.

The Eastern Iowa Honor Flight takes World War II, Korean and Vietnam War veterans to Washington, D.C., to see their memorials for free.

One Iowa veteran recently made the trip to honor two others would could not go

Don Gallagher will turn 90 next week. He's a father of eight and a Korean War-era veteran.

He has seen a lot in his nine decades, but he has no idea what's ahead of him on this day.

Don, along with 81 other veterans, will board the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight for Washington, D.C., a city Don has never seen.

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