Swartz USO team photographs yet another great Austin Honor Flight!

Barbara and I took dozens of photos at another great Austin Honor Flight on October 11 and 12. The first time the Austin WWII honor flight had gone on a Saturday and Sunday ( instead of ( Friday and Saturday) and even the chilly weather did not dampen the spirits of the vets, including one female!

We arrived at Reagan airport on October 11 to see their Southwest jet come from Austin, but the plane was delayed by about an hour.  I got a few photos of their aircraft getting sprayed by the fire engines and then Barbara and I took a bunch of photos of them entering the terminal and going to their buses.  I handed 20 blinking US flag pins to the Austin HF staff and then we headed home on the subway.

The next day we were to meet them at the WWII Memorial at 9 am.  My brother dropped us off a few blocks from the Memorial since the area was closed off due to a race. And this time, the honor flight was early due to a special escort by the police since the area was blocked. So we met the vets as they entered the Atlantic side.  I had printed a few photos from the day before and gave them to staff to hand out on the bus. I heard the photos were a  big hit.  Now I will work on the rest of photos for a photoshow.  Stay tuned!

Austin WWII Honor Flight veteran waves to Steve in front of 4,000 stars representing 400,000 US military who did not return from the war

Austin WWII Honor Flight veteran waves to Steve in front of 4,000 stars representing 400,000 US military who did not return from the war

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