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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Sunday afternoon, local business leaders were honored at the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum. The pining ceremony, hosted by Green Light Development, presented 45 leaders with an original Chennault lapel pin.

Donations to the museum's endowment program were provided by the recipients, who were among the first to join the Chennault Foundation.

Commander Elvis Stout spoke about the high expectations he has for the future of the museum.

"We're going to be going to corporate sponsors like Boeing aircrafts and maybe even to China," Stout said. "General Chennault was such a hero in China that we know that we can get responses from them as well."

Commander Stout mentioned that the museum is looking to meet a goal of $20-million for the endowment program.

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