Honor Flight Austin (6-7 Sept 2013)

09/06/2013 40 images Share: , ,
My Grandfather and I were selected to go on an Honor Flight Austin event, where they take WWII Veterans to Washington D.C. to see the WWII Memorial and others. This was an amazing two days, listening to their stories, seeing their reactions, and just being in the company of these heroes.
Vets excited to go to DC
Roger and Grandpa - ABIA pre-departure
Listening to the welcome speech at ABIA
Sharing a humorous moment with another WWII Vet
Waiting for the ceremony to begin
Watching the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
HFA Vets - wreath-laying ceremony (1)
HFA Vets - wreath-laying ceremony (2)
Wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Veterans at Arlington
At Arlington National Cemetary
Arriving at the WWII Memorial
The welcoming committees were great!
Great T-shirt!
Ready to see their Memorial
Waving flags at the WWII Memorial entrance
Honor Flight Austin at the WWII Memorial Entrance
Approaching the Pacific Column entrance
WWII Memorial (1)
WWII Memorial (2)
WWII Memorial (3)