The best part about this is that the veterans don't know they will be getting this homecoming when they return. They get up at the crack of dawn, fly to DC, tour the memorials and return home after 11 p.m. When they get off the plane they are shocked to see people cheering and clapping as they get off the plane. It was sweet, I cried. You had guys who wanted to go through and shake every single person's hand - and there were hundreds of people there. And then they enter the lobby and there's even more people. :)
We had a great time at the event and both of us hope we can do it again. I wish my grandfathers would have lived long enough to have the opportunity to go on one of these flights.
Color Guard marching thru the entrance of the airport
My attempt at taking K's picture was poor, he was on the opposite side. So here's a shot at people marching in formation.
And some of the veterans as they entered the lobby area of the airport.