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Honor Flight Greeting!

September 16, 2017 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ronald Reagan National Airport


Arlington, VA 22202

Contact :

Johanna Ciezczak
jciezczak@missioncontinues.org
(708) 710-2627
What is Honor Flight? The Honor Flight Network flies WWII, Korea and Vietnam veterans from 127 cities, free of charge, to visit their memorials in Washington DC.

Join us for a morning of greetings on Sep 16! We will be greeting veterans from Kentucky and Wisconsin! This greeting sets the stage for just how WONDERFUL the rest of the day will be for our Veterans! As an example, one of our Hubs was preparing to head home after their day in DC. The flight attendant asked, “How was your day? Did you enjoy yourself?”

The Veteran replied, “I just want to come back and relive that arrival into the gate this morning. I’ll never forget it for the rest of my life. All those people that were there to see us. And the music and cheering. It was wonderful! I’ll just never forget it for the rest of my life!“

There are 2 places to register for this event. The first is with The Mission Continues link below and the second is with Honor Flight to request a Gate Access Pass (GAP) (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtcmrlV6bWunYbPbP0_zScIOFc7vemUsNBB59YB7qGkLG65g/viewform) . You must request your GAP no later than 36 hours prior to the flight arrival time. GAP for all the flights must be picked up before the first flight! I recommend doing it now so you don’t forget! Please ensure that the information provided on the form matches the information on your government issued ID (excluding minors).

Schedule for the day is listed below:

•GROUP: 45 veterans from HF Kentucky, LEX
•ARRIVAL: 8:45am, American Airlines 9459 (Terminal C)
•ACTIVITIES:
◦World War II Memorial: 2:00pm-3:30pm
◦Korean Memorial: 3:40pm-5:00pm
◦Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery: 1:00pm
•DEPARTURE: return to DCA 6:00pm for 7:30pm departure, American Airlines

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•GROUP: 90 veterans from Badger Honor Flight Madison, WI
•ARRIVAL: 10:25am, American Airlines (Terminal C)
•GAPs for this flight will be issued in conjunction with the first arriving American Airlines flight of the day, listed above
•ACTIVITIES:
◦World War II Memorial: 4:30pm-5:30pm
◦Korean Memorial: 2:25pm-3:55pm
◦Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery: 12:00pm
•DEPARTURE: return to DCA 6:45pm for 8:00pm departure, American Airlines

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•GROUP: 90 veterans Freedom Honor Flight LSE (La Crosse, WI)
•ARRIVAL: 10:35am American Airlines (Terminal C)
•GAPs for this flight will be issued in conjunction with the first arriving American Airlines flight of the day (listed above)
•ACTIVITIES:
◦World War II Memorial:11:45am-1:00pm
◦Korean Memorial: 1:45pm-3:00pm
◦Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery: 4:00pm
•DEPARTURE: return to DCA 7:15pm for 8:30pm departure, American Airlines

If you are not able to join us at the airport feel free to greet the veterans at the monuments. Approx times are listed below. Just show up to the monuments to greet the veterans!

GAP for all the flights must be picked up before the first flight! I know this is a lot of information! Please let me know if you have any questions!

What To Wear :

Wear red, white and blue! The more patriotic the better!

What To Bring :

Feel free to make signs, bring your noise makers and flags!

Parking :

There is parking available at the airport but it can get pricey! There are a limited number of parking vouchers available and they are not always guaranteed. Recommend taking the metro to DCA!

Inclement Weather Plan :

This event will go rain or shine!