Happy Hour: Vets Board Honor Flight to Nation's Capital

Low Angle View Of American Flag Waving Against Clear Blue Sky

Greeted by a band and applause, 64 veterans boarded a Patriot Flight at Albany International Airport this weekend for an experience of a lifetime. They were flown to the nation's capitol for free, to spend time at the war memorials, Arlington National Cemetery and participated in the laying of a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier. 

After the busy day in Washington, DC and Arlington, the vets flew back to Albany and received a warm "welcome home".   Patriot Flight is an all-volunteer group created to honor America’s Veterans for all their sacrifices. 94-year old Bill Peak helped found Capital District Honor Flight 10 years ago.


Mohonasen School District hosted a senior prom, quite literally. After a bunch of fundraisers by student, Rotterdam senior citizens got a chance to attend their very own prom. For some, like Betty Williams, it was their first.

Diane Blinn and her students have raised $2,000 to put this year's prom together, which is in its 25th year. 


In Maine, a deaf dog is getting a forever home, thanks to a man, who is also deaf. The man read about the dog who was in a shelter and had a really rough start to life. He was found of the streets and started having seizures and contracted parvo. So even after treatment, the shelter folks didn't think they'd be able to find a home for him. Well, the guy read his story and new it was the dog for him.

Now, he's teaching the dog sign language so they can communicate.


And finally, a woman in Rhode Island got her dying wish. She wanted to see the next episode of Game of Thrones. She's 88 and was in hospice care. She told her nurses she wanted to watch just one more episode. Well, not only did she get to see the episode, the cast recorded personal messages to her that she watched after the episode.

After watching the entire episode and all ten messages the cast made for her, she passed away.


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