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Dallas Britt of Auburn, Washington is one of seven Pacific Northwest veterans journeying to Tokyo with a special cargo of World War II flags. (Courtesy Tom Banse)
Dallas Britt of Auburn, Washington is one of seven Pacific Northwest veterans journeying to Tokyo with a special cargo of World War II flags. (Courtesy Tom Banse)
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Seven Pacific Northwest veterans of World War II leave Thursday for Tokyo. They're carrying 70 captured Japanese flags to return for the 70th anniversary of the end of the war.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Tom Banse reports on a journey rich with symbolism, but which may nearly bankrupt its organizers. In fact, the group has started a crowd-funding campaign to help support its efforts.

One of the 70 flags to be returned for repatriation to the family of the fallen Japanese soldier it once belonged to. (Courtesy Tom Banse)
One of the 70 flags to be returned for repatriation to the family of the fallen Japanese soldier it once belonged to. (Courtesy Tom Banse)

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This segment aired on July 30, 2015.

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