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2017 Jefferson Award Winners honored Tuesday

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) -

Two Jefferson Award winners will represent north central Wisconsin at a national awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Mike Thompson and James Campbell Jr. were named at a banquet Tuesday night at the Jefferson Street Inn in Wausau.

Thompson and Campbell co-founded the Never Forgotten Honor flight.

They were among 17 people who were chosen as Jefferson award winners in 2017.

Jefferson Awards honor outstanding community volunteers.

The honorees give their time to a variety of non-profit organizations working to improve the lives of others.

This year's winners do everything from coordinating honor flights that carry veterans to the nation's capitol to finding lost pets and to running outreach programs that feed and house the homeless.

Newsline 9 partners with Marshfield Clinic Health System to present the monthly award.

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