The Honor Flight experience is filled with memories and experiences that demand to be shared. Here are some stories shared by veterans and guardians who have flown with Honor Flight DFW.
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Ben Gaines, III (Flight 26)
I have been fortunate in my life to me to do a lot of things; including serving on active duty in the Army, Air Force, and retired from the Navy. I have been active in many organizations and enjoyed all of them. However, none of those things are in no way compared to what happened to me this past week. The "Honor Flight DFW" exceeded all expectations. I could in no way have imagined the feeling that I experienced in walking to the gate in Dallas, nor those in Washington Reagan Airport in D.C.; and certainly the feeling returning home in Dallas and seeing all those folks, including the bagpipers, who made the journey on a Saturday evening to greet our return. Once again, thanks for a great experience. Everyone from the top to bottom went over the top to make everyone feel welcome and did all they could do to make sure that we were safe and not hurt in any way. My wish would be that all veterans could have experienced the thrill that we had.
Norman N. Lancaster (Flight 22)
I wanted to share this on behalf of my father who passed away on July 25, 2015. He was on Flight 22 in September 2014 and it was a once in a lifetime experience for him. He was so thrilled to have been chosen to pursue this endeavor and I like to think it was his "last hurrah". My son accompanied him on his flight and he feels so blessed to have spent the time with him and to have met so many proud World War II veterans. Honor Flight is exactly what it's name says, an honor. These trips renew that sense of brotherhood they felt during their days in the war, most of them under the age of twenty during their service. I encourage any of you who have a relative who is a veteran to apply for this trip. The only expense we had was for the airfare for the guardian (my son). Everything else is included. The special men and women who escort these wonderful veterans on their trip are amazing, skilled and generous with their love and affection for these veterans. They take such good care of them. I just wanted to tell my dad's story and say thank you for giving him this memory. He talked about it to everyone he spent time with and relived his experience many, many times. God Bless you all and keep you safe.