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“A grateful nation thanks and honors you for your courage, integrity, strength and dedicated service to your country. Welcome home,” Alice Kraatz, 17, read to veterans and their family and friends at a ceremony held Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Kraatz raised more than $140,000 to fund an Honor Flight from Michigan to Washington, D.C., for more than 80 Vietnam veterans.

“A grateful nation thanks and honors you for your courage, integrity, strength and dedicated service to your country. Welcome home,” Alice Kraatz, 17, read to veterans and their family and friends at a ceremony held Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Kraatz raised more than $140,000 to fund an Honor Flight from Michigan to Washington, D.C., for more than 80 Vietnam veterans. (Sara Samora/Stars and Stripes)


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