The film “Honor Flight” documents volunteers’ efforts to send members of the Greatest Generation to our nation’s capital to visit the memorial built in their honor:

Today, it’s clear that all the hard work was worth it:

#HonorFlight #Veterans heading to D.C. today! Incredible stories to be heard on @kvoa…

— Ryan Haarer (@RcHaarer) March 26, 2013

Had the opportunity to witness the arrival of #WWII veterans on a @southwestair Honor Flight at @dca_airport. Terminal filled with applause!

— Greg Mullenholz (@mullenholzii) March 26, 2013

@mullenholzii @dca_airport What an amazing sight!  Glad you had the opportunity to experience it. #honorflight ^CM

— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) March 26, 2013

Thanks to @blueskinsol and son for coming to greet #HonorFlight!…

— Lisa De Pasquale (@LisaDeP) March 26, 2013

#HonorFlight has arrived! Free hugs for vets!…

— Lisa De Pasquale (@LisaDeP) March 26, 2013

The next #HonorFlight bus is arriving at DCA, Term A at 6:30p, so come down and hug a vet!…

— Lisa De Pasquale (@LisaDeP) March 26, 2013

WWII vet told me as people clapped in baggage claim that this is the first time he’s ever been treated like royalty. #HonorFlight

— Lisa De Pasquale (@LisaDeP) March 26, 2013

#HONORFLIGHT ….. It’s all about this. #WWII #veterans #greatestgeneration…

— danielle! (@hipdanielle) March 26, 2013

Beautiful. Without the volunteers’ help, many of these veterans would not have been able to make the journey. God bless all those who served — and those who helped to make one of their dreams come true.

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