Monday, May 6, 2013

Honor Flight strikes again

Emalina Arreola, 5, waits with family members to welcome back World War II veterans after the first Las Vegas Honor Flight at McCarran International Airport Sunday, May 5, 2013. About 35 Southern Nevada veterans visited Baltimore and memorials in Washington D.C.
Crowds greeted veterans on their return flight from Washington, D.C. into Las Vegas Sunday, May 5.  I am so glad people make an effort to attend the welcome homes and show our WWII veterans their support.  I think it was always unspoken, but it is past time to show these men and women how much we all appreciate their sacrifices.

“They’re our greatest generation, these men and women. What they did in World War II should never be forgotten,” said U.S. Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev.
Southwest Airlines donated 25 tickets to the cause, and other sponsors pitched in boxed lunches for the flight to Washington.

If ever given the opportunity, don't hesitate to let our veterans know how much you appreciate them, their service and their sacrifice.  Especially for World War II veterans; we won't have the chance to thank them much longer.

More photos are included in a gallery in the article link below.

Read the entire article here:
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/may/05/world-war-ii-veterans-receive-warm-welcome/