Flight for freedom

Pilot John Billings displays an American flag he flew over the West Reservoir Road overpass on Interstate 81 on Monday. It's one of the flags he took on his cross country trip last year. Billings flew to honor the patriotic gesture of Art LaFlam and his brother Leonard L. LaFlam Jr. on the overpass. Photo courtesy of Nevin Showman
A group honoring veterans stand with an American flag at the West Reservoir Road overpass on Monday in Woodstock. From left to right: Art LaFlam, H. "Dutch" Slawson, Walter "Radar" Maybaum Jr., Nevin Showman, John Billings and Leonard L. LaFlam Jr. Billings, a 92-year-old World War II veteran and active pilot, flew an American flag with co-pilot Showman over the veterans' display. Photo courtesy of Nevin Showman

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