World War II veteran Don Ashton — Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, USS Effingham, 1943 to 1946 — signs the tail of a Stearman biplane that took veterans for “Dream Flights” on Friday, Aug. 13. Ashton was one of six Stoneridge Creek veterans who were taken for rides as part of Operation September Freedom (OSF), a national effort by nonprofit Dream Flights to honor World War II veterans. (Photos – Doug Jorgensen)