Honor Flight

Honor Flight to DC with WWII, Korean, and Vietnam soldiers get to fly to D.C

Honor Flight Conyers GA

A full day of Honor and coordination for WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam soldiers to Washington DC War Memorials. It was a full day leaving from Conyers American Legions Post 77. My friend Rick Bowen and I were among the first to arrive. We signed in and collected the items and boarding passes we needed for the Veterans we were performing Guardian duty on the trip. Our task was to make sure the Veterans, some in their late 90’s would get through the trip safely. American Legion Post 77 could not have been more hospitable and the Honor Flight crew could not have been more professional.

Leaving the Post 77 we had at least a 25 car/motorcycle escort with lights flashing and sirens blaring all the way to Hartsfield, Jackson Airport. 30 miles to the airport no stop. The trip through TSA was very quick and we got on the plane to DC. We also had a police escort from the airport to the war memorials. We spent several hours visiting the World War II monuments. The Korean war monuments. The Vietnam War Monuments and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the changing of the guard. We also visited the Air Force monument and had dinner with the DC Chapter of USO before we headed back to Atlanta.

Take away

I didn’t get home until 12:00 Mid Night. I was still processing the wonderful time I had that day. Making new friends and thankful that I made the trip. I would like to thanks all the teams with Honor Flight and Conyers, American Legion Post 77, The Legion Riders, and the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Department for a job well done. If you would like to make the trip as a guardian and honor our heroes go to.
http://honorflightconyers.com It is a great trip!

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