The honored veterans proudly travel to their gate through the concourse of the Barbara Jordan Terminal.
AUSTIN, Texas – On Tuesday, July 4, 2017, Honor Flight Austin departed Austin-Bergstrom International Airport for a special flight to Washington D.C. The third Temple “TR” Honor Flight transported 25 area World War II, Korean and Vietnam War veterans to the nation’s capital to visit and experience the memorials built in their honor. This is Austin Honor Flight No. 44, the fourth of this year.
The veterans arrived in ticketing at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) around 10 a.m. and held a procession from Gate 5 to Gate 12 around 11:15 a.m. The procession was led by the TSA Honor Guard and Austin Police Department Bag Pipes and Drum Corps.
Honor Flight Austin departed Austin-Bergstrom at 12:45 p.m., arriving at Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) at 5 p.m. The veterans are scheduled to attend the USAF Band Concert and watch fireworks in celebration of Independence Day.
The veterans will return Wednesday, July 5, departing from Reagan at 5:45 p.m. and arriving at AUS at 8:10 p.m., all times local.
Join Honor Flight Austin for a welcome home greeting at about 8 p.m. upstairs in west ticketing. The veterans are scheduled to arrive around 8:20 p.m.
The flight is operated by Southwest Airlines. The Hilton Austin Airport is also a corporate sponsor of Honor Flight Austin. Lunch and refreshments will be provided to veterans courtesy of ThunderCloud Subs. Trips on Honor Flight are made possible at no cost to the veterans through donations.
Honor Flight Austin is a non-profit organization created to honor veterans by transporting them to visit and reflect at their war memorials. Honor Flight Austin serves veterans residing within Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Gillespie, Gonzales, Hays, Lee, Llano, Milam, Travis and Williamson Counties. To support Honor Flight Austin or to learn more about the organization go to www.honorflightaustin.org.
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