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Trip of a Lifetime

Story by Kristina Day Osgood

Photo: Kristina Day Osgood

It’s a picture-perfect August afternoon—warm air, sun shining, and a bright blue sky with just a few wispy clouds here and there. An airbus carrying 12 veterans and their travel partners flies from Owl’s Head down the coast to Portland International Jetport. An air of excitement fills the cabin as everyone looks out the windows, admiring the view from above, commenting over their headsets on the number of islands along the coast, and the proximity with which they can fly over Bath Iron Works, where the Navy’s newest destroyer, the U.S.S. Zumwalt, is under construction. It is pointed out that if it weren’t for the very veterans on this airplane, we wouldn’t enjoy the freedom in this country to fly so close to a shipyard that builds ships for the military.... READ THE COMPLETE STORY

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