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Honor Flight Northern Colorado founder dies

Retired U.S. Army Col. Stan Cass founded the Northern Colorado Honor Flight in 2008. "I figure if you want it done right do it yourself, and I''ve always been that way," he told 9NEWS last year.

KUSA — The veteran who founded the Northern Colorado Honor flight has died.

Retired U.S. Army Col. Stan Cass founded the chapter in 2008. Honor Flight Northern Colorado is an entirely volunteer led organization dedicated to transporting America’s Veterans to Washington, DC to visit the memorials dedicated in their honor.

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Cass had been a farmer by trade , though, for decades, he planted deep-rooted service to his community. Northern Colorado reaped the benefit.

The Honor Flight Northern Colorado takes 125 Veteran’s on each trip to Washington. It costs about $1,000 for each veteran but they have no out of pocket expenses thanks to donations.

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Cass spent 29 years on active duty, and was Mayor of Ault at one point.

The colonel once told 9NEWS, "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself." Judging by his long list of community projects, a lot was done right in Northern Colorado.

Col. Cass was selected a 9 Who Cares Winner for his efforts.

The Northern Colorado Honor Flight was featured in a 9NEWS special presentation last year called Brothers Forever.

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