On a day when Civil War reenactors acted out an 1863 battle 10 miles to the south in Vernon, dogwood trees were blooming as they shaded some of the grave sites at the Dag Cemetery in northern Sand Creek Township.
Dale Seal and Jack Willison aren't used to getting the royal treatment. Yet they and two other North Vernon men, all four military veterans, were pampered to the utmost a few days ago. "Oh my gosh, it was awesome," said Seal, an 85-year-old Army veteran, a wide smile on his face. "You know what that word means, don't you?" I know exactly what he means. Seal was talking about the Honor Flight that took him, Willison, Darrel Roane and Harry Rine and around 100 other veterans to Washington, D.C., for a whirlwind tour of the nation's capital on April 1 Monday, April 10, 2017