BOZEMAN – Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and BNSF Railway Foundation announced a $20,000 donation to the Montana Honor Flight at the Brawl of the Wild football game on Nov. 23 in Bozeman. The donation will be used to fly Montana veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit their memorials.

The Big Sky Honor Flight recognizes American veterans for their sacrifices and achievements by flying them to D.C. to see their memorials at no cost. Top priority is given to World War II and terminally ill veterans from all wars.

To date, the Big Sky Honor Flight has made seven trips, bringing approximately 600 Montana veterans to view the memorials and pay their respects to their fellow soldiers and America’s fallen heroes.

The BNSF Railway Foundation supports efforts to improve the general welfare and quality of life in communities served by BNSF. The foundation has contributed more than $3.5 million to charities throughout Montana since 2005.

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