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SPOKANE, Wash. - Tributes are taking place this weekend across the country for servicemen and women from the past and present.

Here in Spokane, five Spokane police officers have used their time off to create an organization called Inland Northwest Honor Flight to honor the many veterans who have served our country.

The goal of the group to allow World War II veterans to fly to Washington D.C. to see the memorial at no charge, something local Navy veteran Adrian Ulvin has been trying to do for years.  Ulvin joined the Navy when he was 18-years-old and served as a gunner in the South Pacific. He has only seen a poster of the memorial.

"It's something I'd like to see because I knew so many people and met so many different ones, I was on a different ship every time, with a different crew, met all kinds of people and possibly I might see somebody or meet somebody that was in the same situation I was." Adrian told us.

Officer Tim Moses says he and fellow police officers created the branch in the northwest to honor veterans like Ulvin.  "I'm without words, it's going to be an immense joy to help these guys out.  I can only imagine the sacrifice they made for what I have today in my generation.  It will be a huge matter of pride for us to be able to help them out."

There is a very long waiting list for these trips, right now they are also taking terminally ill veterans from other wars as well.

If you would like to help them out with donations click on the "Find It" bar on the KHQ.com home page and look for the Northwest Honor Flight link

Paola Cherzad
KHQ Reporter

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