Last Wednesday, I had a 3-hour delay in NYC to get to Chicago. That meant that I had to stay with Brother-from-another-mother-and-father overnight and catch the first flight to StL the next morning.
When I landed and started walking toward the exit, I noticed a lot of soldiers standing at attention. As I kept walking, I noticed that they were saluting veteran, older soldiers as the older men walked off or were wheeled (wheelchairs) off of the plane.
It was really a great sight to see the younger soldiers honouring the veterans.
And it was a huge celebration. There were even bands and non-soldiers and airport workers who tried to keep me moving along so that I would not take pictures. It was so big that I had to look it up to see what it was. I believe it was a celebration for them as they got ready to head to the main WWII memorial in DC (which I got to see during my quick visit there). It is Honour Flight Chicago and they help vets get to the memorial to reflect.
Here are some pictures:
|This was my first view of the soldiers.|
|The veterans looked so happy at the youngsters saluting them.|
|More vets honoring the older vets.|
|They even had music.|
|And more music if you look to the left. Also tons and tons of people.|