It was a joyous celebration Monday at Brookdale Riverwalk, when Miriam Kann — a beloved honor flight veteran and pilot instructor — celebrated her 102nd birthday. Kann, a World War II veteran, taught scores of military pilots how to fly their instruments alone in low- or zero-visibility conditions. The Bakersfield resident and Indiana native was on the local Honor Flight chapter's eighth flight to the nation's capital in 2013.

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