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Just in time for Christmas: Sold-out Honor Flight book available again

"In Their Honor: WDAY Honor Flight 2007-2017" is back on sale. Book cover and photo by Dave Samson / Forum News Service

The Honor Flight book is back!

After selling out in less than six weeks this summer, Forum Communications has chosen to reprint a limited number of copies of "In Their Honor: WDAY Honor Flight 2007-2017" to satisfy the growing wait list of would-be readers. The book features stories since the flights started in May 2007. It also includes beautiful, never-before-seen images from Forum photographer Dave Samson, Honor Flight volunteer photographer Scott Marthaler of LeMar Photography and much more.

But without a doubt, my favorite part of the book is the 1,000-plus biographies of the Honor Flight travelers throughout the years — living history with every turn of the page.

I loved every minute of editing the book because it helped me relive the memories of meeting and working with the fantastic men and women, from veterans to volunteers. It made me so proud to be from this region, where so many have stepped up to make these trips possible, a list that includes a dedicated board of directors, committee members and volunteers as well as sponsors who supported our mission to write this book, including American Crystal Sugar, Bell Bank, Offutt Family Foundation, D-S Beverages, Dakota Refrigeration, Alex Stern Family Foundation and Sanford Health.

I'm particularly pleased that this reprint comes at a time when some of us struggle for ideas on what to give our loved ones for Christmas. Personally, I think this is a great keepsake. (Of course, I'm going to say that, right?)

If you'd like a book shipped to you, you can visit Just click on the "WDAY Deals" tab and you'll be taken through the process of buying the book. When the books are printed around Nov. 25, you'll be among the first to get a copy shipped to you. The $35 online price includes shipping and handling.

If you'd like to buy a copy at a later date, they'll be available around that same time in the lobbies of some Forum Communications properties, including WDAY-TV (301 Eighth St. S., Fargo), The Forum (101 Fifth St. N., Fargo), WDAZ-TV (2220 S. Washington St., Grand Forks), The Jamestown Sun (121 Third St. NW, Jamestown) and The Dickinson Press (1815 First St. W., Dickinson). The price is $30 — cash, check or credit.

I'm also thrilled to announce that some community partners and businesses have generously stepped up to sell the books at their businesses. They include the Bismarck Senior Center (315 N. 20th St., Bismarck), Fargo Air Museum (1609 19th Ave. N., Fargo) and Zandbroz Variety (420 Broadway, Fargo). Why not buy a book and cross a few more items off your Christmas list?

Tracy Briggs

Tracy Briggs is a former TV anchor/radio host currently working as a features writer and video host for Forum Communications.

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