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June 12th, 2012
Two thumbs up! What an inspirational video! I needed that after the previous post.
God, that was nice!
Chuck U Farley
Such a ‘diverse’ audience too…
Thank you Dad! See you soon
O/T – today is the 25th anniversary of the Gipper’s great ‘tear down this wall’ speech…
Chuck U Farley…Shut up Pinko?
It’s what Ronnie would say to Obama today
I got something in my eye.
This is my tribute to The Mighty Eighth, the US 8th Air Force in WWII. My father flew 30 missions with the 8th. The music is One for All, from NFL Films, composed by David Robidoux.
On topic — eveyone there understood exactly what the presence of those veterans meant. They were able to say, “Thank You” in English.
WOW!!!!!!!!! Thank you soldiers!!!!
thank you soldiers from the bottom of my heart.
how fitting at reagan’s airport.
Good Show, Bravo.
Similar Topic – If anyone is interested, there is a group of people who greet incoming military personel at BWI airport in Baltimore on a continuous basis. They are called “Operation Welcome Home”. BWI is a major hub for military international flights. This is the first time for the troops to step on US soil after their long tours.
If you live nearby you can come and greet the troops, or donate so they can provide snack bags for the troops as they continue their trips home.
“Since March 2007, Operation Welcome Home volunteers have greeted over 800 flights and more than 180,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guard service members. We invite you to come on out to the International terminal at BWI and help us welcome them home!”
God Bless the soldiers – and God Bless those people who made a point to stand there and applaud them.
My God. I wish I was there. What a wonderful scene.
I love this and am drying tears now contrast this with the Principal in MY who won’t allow the singing of God Bless the USA.
Maudie N Mandeville
I didn’t see Obama. Musta been sitting down.
Maudie N Manderville,
That should have had a huge “Hanky Alert” attached!
Stirrin the B.S.
A heartwarming tribute – I can only hope that it will continue for the next generation and the next generation….we need to rejuvinate the pride in and of, what made this country great. God bless America.
I cried tears of joy, especially when the veteran in a wheelchair came out into the greeting area. I lot fit that people stepped out to shake his hand and greet him personally.
Thank you, soldiers!
My dad would have loved to be on one of these Honor Flights.
He was a Marine, stationed in the Pacific, and fought in two of the nastiest battles ever.
Unfortunately, he passed in 1980.
God bless our soldiers, past, present and future.
And God bless you, Daddy.
An unworthy thought (please forgive me): The video said that no one (few?) in the waiting area knew anything about the Freedom Flight. I wonder if the attendant had said this was the returning Flight 19 Squadron (which disappeared over the Bermuda Triangle during WWII)if they would have believed her.
(Okay, rotten tomatoes away.)
As a vet I’m doubly proud of these great men and women.
Brian in BC
Here’s the version without the music…just the cheers!
June 13th, 2012
The Greatest generation. My old man, I can’t even tell you.
Sweet! And notice how humble all the guys are: they just walk off the plane and on their way, probably wondering what all the fuss is
I was moved to see the Vietnam era Veteran standing there too, especially since those guys and gals got spit on when they tried to return home
A Veteran is a Veteran AFAIC: thank you all, we love you
Great vid. Thanks for sharing.
Stories like this just make me fall to pieces. My 86 y/o uncle served in WWII, and has attended these reunions for the last 30 years. My father forfeited pitching for the Yankees to serve us in the Korean War, and he is all but forgotten.
Thus my avatar.
Thanks for a tear jerking way to start my day. It does put things in perspective. thank you veterans
Loved that! Thank you. And Brian in BC, really liked your video! Thanks
My daughter got to play with her hs band welcoming the latest Honor Flight to return to Milwaukee. They get to do some cool stuff, but she said that that was the Best. Ever. She said, “I can’t believe that Al Gore and Barack Obama got a peace prize and the guy who came up with this didn’t.”
Well, I am in tears now…. God Bless them all.
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I was in Reagan International Airport in November 2010 when an WWII honor flight (from South Carolina I believe) arrived. The exact same thing happened, which makes me think it happens every time an honor flight arrives.
Still in all, it’s good this has been immortalized in a YouTube video. So many of these gentlemen were so feeble, you know they won’t be around much longer; indeed, you get the feeling that for most, it’s the last plane ride they’ll ever take
And seeing as how the minimum age of a WWII veteran who saw combat would be 84, these honor flights themselves won’t be feasible in about five years
@Catherine57 — Bingo! Tell your daughter, “Welcome to the Republican Party!” She’ll enjoy the freedom, liberty, and opportunity.
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