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Legion Riders escort Lansing heroes home

by Melanie Jongsma
Legion Riders
The Legion Riders escorted veterans Bob Chambers (blue jacket) and Rich Zareba (light jacket) home from Honor Flight Chicago on October 11, 2017. Police and fire vehicles joined the escort with sirens and flashing lights appropriate for a heroes’ welcome. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

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LANSING, Ill. (October 11, 2017) – The Legion Riders invited The Lansing Journal to join them as they escorted two Lansing veterans back home after a day with Honor Flight Chicago. It was a fun evening, getting to know members of this community within the military community within the Lansing community. And it was impressive to see the respect and appreciation these generations have for each other.

We’ll have more stories about veterans in the November 1 print issue of The Lansing Journal, including information about Honor Flight Chicago, these veterans, and this ride:

Look for the issue in your mailbox soon!


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.