A RE/MAX balloon is inflated during Liberty Bell Project hot air balloon launch on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. The Liberty Bell project is a nonprofit organization with the mission of presenting veterans and active-duty military personnel with a free hot air balloon flight in honor of their service and sacrifices. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
A RE/MAX balloon is inflated during Liberty Bell Project hot air balloon launch on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. The Liberty Bell project is a nonprofit organization with the mission of presenting veterans and active-duty military personnel with a free hot air balloon flight in honor of their service and sacrifices. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Rodney Newkirk, a volunteer pilot, and other Liberty Bell crew, ready a balloon during a Liberty Bell Project hot air balloon launch on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. The Liberty Bell project is a nonprofit organization with the mission of presenting veterans and active-duty military personnel with a free hot air balloon flight in honor of their service and sacrifices. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Rodney Newkirk, a volunteer pilot, and other Liberty Bell crew, ready a balloon during a Liberty Bell Project hot air balloon launch on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. The Liberty Bell project is a nonprofit organization with the mission of presenting veterans and active-duty military personnel with a free hot air balloon flight in honor of their service and sacrifices. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Hot air balloons take flight on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Hot air balloons take flight on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Rodney Newkirk fires up the burners before a Liberty Bell Project hot air balloon launch on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. The Liberty Bell project is a nonprofit organization with the mission of presenting veterans and active-duty military personnel with a free hot air balloon flight in honor of their service and sacrifices. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Rodney Newkirk fires up the burners before a Liberty Bell Project hot air balloon launch on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. The Liberty Bell project is a nonprofit organization with the mission of presenting veterans and active-duty military personnel with a free hot air balloon flight in honor of their service and sacrifices. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Lucas Rust, 13, of Lyle, anchors the balloon as it is inflated during a hot air balloon launch on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. The Liberty Bell project is a nonprofit organization with the mission of presenting veterans and active-duty military personnel with a free hot air balloon flight in honor of their service and sacrifices. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Lucas Rust, 13, of Lyle, anchors the balloon as it is inflated during a hot air balloon launch on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. The Liberty Bell project is a nonprofit organization with the mission of presenting veterans and active-duty military personnel with a free hot air balloon flight in honor of their service and sacrifices. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Brayden Trimble, 12, left, of Austin and Lucas Rust, 13, of Lyle, anchor the balloon as it is inflated during a hot air balloon launch on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. The Liberty Bell project is a nonprofit organization with the mission of presenting veterans and active-duty military personnel with a free hot air balloon flight in honor of their service and sacrifices. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Brayden Trimble, 12, left, of Austin and Lucas Rust, 13, of Lyle, anchor the balloon as it is inflated during a hot air balloon launch on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. The Liberty Bell project is a nonprofit organization with the mission of presenting veterans and active-duty military personnel with a free hot air balloon flight in honor of their service and sacrifices. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Doug Schmidt, a balloon pilot, prepares for flight during a hot air balloon launch on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Doug Schmidt, a balloon pilot, prepares for flight during a hot air balloon launch on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
U.S Army Veteran Bruce Struves, right, waves as he lifts off during a Liberty Bell Project hot air balloon launch on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. The Liberty Bell project is a nonprofit organization with the mission of presenting veterans and active-duty military personnel with a free hot air balloon flight in honor of their service and sacrifices. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
U.S Army Veteran Bruce Struves, right, waves as he lifts off during a Liberty Bell Project hot air balloon launch on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. The Liberty Bell project is a nonprofit organization with the mission of presenting veterans and active-duty military personnel with a free hot air balloon flight in honor of their service and sacrifices. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
The Knapp family watches during a Liberty Bell Project hot air balloon launch on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. The Liberty Bell project is a nonprofit organization with the mission of presenting veterans and active-duty military personnel with a free hot air balloon flight in honor of their service and sacrifices. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
The Knapp family watches during a Liberty Bell Project hot air balloon launch on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. The Liberty Bell project is a nonprofit organization with the mission of presenting veterans and active-duty military personnel with a free hot air balloon flight in honor of their service and sacrifices. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
U.S Army Veteran Bruce Struves, lifts off during a Liberty Bell Project hot air balloon launch on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. The Liberty Bell project is a nonprofit organization with the mission of presenting veterans and active-duty military personnel with a free hot air balloon flight in honor of their service and sacrifices. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
U.S Army Veteran Bruce Struves, lifts off during a Liberty Bell Project hot air balloon launch on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. The Liberty Bell project is a nonprofit organization with the mission of presenting veterans and active-duty military personnel with a free hot air balloon flight in honor of their service and sacrifices. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Hot air balloons take flight on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Hot air balloons take flight on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Hot air balloons take flight on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Hot air balloons take flight on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Soldiers Field in Rochester. (Traci Westcott / twestcott@postbulletin.com)
Carri Brevig, of West Concord, holds her 11-month-old daughter Caitlyn as she pets a baby goat held by Andrea Parker during the Rochesterfest PossAbilities Ice Cream Social Monday, June 21, 2021, at Soldiers Memorial Field in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Carri Brevig, of West Concord, holds her 11-month-old daughter Caitlyn as she pets a baby goat held by Andrea Parker during the Rochesterfest PossAbilities Ice Cream Social Monday, June 21, 2021, at Soldiers Memorial Field in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Katie Mahaffey and her daughter Lauren, 12, scoop ice cream for the Rochesterfest PossAbilities Ice Cream Social Monday, June 21, 2021, at Soldiers Memorial Field in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Katie Mahaffey and her daughter Lauren, 12, scoop ice cream for the Rochesterfest PossAbilities Ice Cream Social Monday, June 21, 2021, at Soldiers Memorial Field in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Harlow Koski, 2, of Rochester, gets her face painted by volunteer Tashaina Martinez during the Rochesterfest PossAbilities Ice Cream Social Monday, June 21, 2021, at Soldiers Memorial Field in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Harlow Koski, 2, of Rochester, gets her face painted by volunteer Tashaina Martinez during the Rochesterfest PossAbilities Ice Cream Social Monday, June 21, 2021, at Soldiers Memorial Field in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Mason DeWitt, 5, of Rochester, has a spoonful of ice cream while sitting with his sister Autumn, 3, and mom, Teela DeWitt, during the Rochesterfest PossAbilities Ice Cream Social Monday, June 21, 2021, at Soldiers Memorial Field in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)
Mason DeWitt, 5, of Rochester, has a spoonful of ice cream while sitting with his sister Autumn, 3, and mom, Teela DeWitt, during the Rochesterfest PossAbilities Ice Cream Social Monday, June 21, 2021, at Soldiers Memorial Field in Rochester. (Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist@postbulletin.com)

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