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Mission Accomplished: Talons Out Honor Flight


This Veteran’s Day travel with Southwest Michigan’s Talons Out Honor Flight and more than 70 World War II veterans to Washington D.C. visiting the WWII Memorial. For these veterans, it’s an emotional journey revealing haunting, decades old memories with a son or daughter traveling at their side. From the fanfare arrival at Reagan National Airport to the Kalamazoo Air Zoo homecoming, this is for many veterans their final mission, a Mission Accomplished: Talons Out Honor Flight. 

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.