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Honor Flight Chicago “welcome home” celebration

honor flightHelp welcome home 90 World War II veterans on Wednesday, June 4th at Midway Airport, as they return from a day of honor in Washington, DC.  Over 2,500 volunteers will be on hand in the baggage claim area at 9:05pm to greet the veterans and show them their services and sacrifices have not been forgotten.

An early morning departure from Chicago begins a day of remembrance and reminiscing for these veterans who have waited almost seventy years to see their World War II Memorial. In addition to seeing the Memorial, the day includes visits to the Lincoln, Korean, and Vietnam Memorials. The day’s adventure concludes back in Chicago with a Welcome Home Celebration where family, friends, and volunteer patriots assemble at Midway Airport’s Baggage Claim. Awaiting the plane’s arrival from Dulles Airport, they are joined by color guards, bagpipers. bands, motorcycle clubs, and thousands of volunteers and active duty military personnel.

Your Help is Needed to Make the Welcome Home Celebration Even Better! Please join us to greet Southwest Airlines #567 arriving at Midway Airport at 9:05 pm. Please arrive one hour prior to flight arrival and meet in Baggage Claim 1. June 4, 2014 Southwest Airlines Flight#567 Arrives@ Midway at 9:05 pm.

For more information on how you can help veterans participate in a future Honor Flight, visit honorflightchicago.org.

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