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Pay it 4ward: Woman honored for service to veterans

Hawker Vanguard
March 11, 2019 10:33 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- A group of friends honored a woman who they say goes above and beyond for veterans.

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Shirley Johnson dedicates her time to organizing Honor Flights, which takes veterans, who served on the front lines, to Washington D.C.

“She has a passion for the veterans that is unmatched,” said Marsha Long, who nominated Johnson for Pay it 4ward.

For her service, Johnson received $400.

She said her passion for veterans comes from a place deep in her heart.

“My dad was a WWII veteran,” Johnson said. “He went on the honor flight from Chicago and the looks on the faces of the veterans as they came through the welcome home line, I have to go home and pay this forward because it's such an emotional event for these guys who have been forgotten for all these years.”

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