HAILEY, Idaho -- The city of Hailey honored its nearly 400 veterans with a ceremony featuring a color guard, rifle detail and flag raisers from Mountain Home Air Force Base.

The keynote speaker, Col. James McClellan, spoke of hope for the safe return of Spec. Bowe Bergdahl, one of Hailey's own who is still missing in Afghanistan.

Retired Col. Gail Halvorsen attended as an honored guest. During the Berlin Airlift of 1948 and 1949, he became known as the Candy Bomber for making special candy drops for the children of West Berlin.

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