There’s a mix of veterans aboard the Honor Flight this weekend, some WWII, some Korean War, and some Vietnam. There was a ceremony at Hunter Army Air Field this morning, where active duty military spoke in thanks for their service before the bus departed.
They were escorted out of Savannah by patriot riders. NEWS 3 is riding along for the weekend, speaking with veterans. There are many war tales in store! We have already learned a story of two WWII veterans reunited this trip.
One Savannah man says he met a former sailor who served aboard his same ship years ago, at HAAF for the Honor Flight. Be sure to watch WSAV for more on the story.
One tradition aboard the Savannah Honor Flight is that various schools in the Savannah area have students write letters of thanks to the veterans, and the mail is passed out like it was when the veterans served and got mail from home.
While in D.C., they will tour the WW II Memorial, The USN Museum Memorial, the Air Force Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial and others.
By invitation, 30 Army recruiters are joining these soldiers in escorting our veterans. For more information on these trips and how you can be involved, visit www.honorflightsavannah.org.