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GratiTuesday: Veterans Honor Flight

Changing of the Guard ceremony

Honoring Our Veterans

One week ago I had the opportunity to document the third Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois trip. For those who don’t know, the Honor Flight provides a trip to Washington, DC for veterans to see the many monuments built in their honor. It’s a day-long trip and completely free to those who served our country.

Countless volunteers, guardians and sponsors work to make this all possible. I can’t name each of them individually, but the point of this blog is to raise awareness about the program and to thank those who served (or are serving) our country and those who work to honor the veterans.

To date, more than 200 veterans have had the opportunity to participate in the Honor Flight of Southern Illinois. Visits include the World War II Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Iwo Jima, the Women in Military Service for America Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery among other spots.

Words can’t express my gratitude for having the chance to join our heroes on the flight. Here are a few of the pictures I took on the trip. Thank you again to everyone who has made the Honor Flight of Southern Illinois a reality. The next flight happens in October.

Vietnam Wall
Women’s Memorial


World War II Memorial
Korean War Memorial
Iwo Jima


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