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STA Flag Day event to feature Pearl Harbor Survivors

John Thamm has painted portraits of local veterans. They are hanging at the STA Plaza as part of the Flag Day celebration this Friday. Dan Pelle photo.

The Stars and Stripes will be flying at the STA Plaza on Friday, as Spokane Transit Authority hosts a special Flag Day event to honor veterans and current military personnel.

“STA has a long history of supporting our troops. We’re very excited to host this event,” said Beth Bousley, director of communications.

As part of STA’s partnership with Holmes Elementary, 500 paper stars decorated by the students will be hung in the staging area.

Special guests will include six Pearl Harbor survivors from the region. They will be accompanied by Carol Edgemon Hipperson, author of “Radioman” and “The Belly Gunner.”

Copies of “Radioman,” a biography of the late Ray Daves, will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to Inland Northwest Honor Flight. More here. Cindy Hval, SR

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