Had a pretty special moment at BWI the other night, courtesy of Southwest Airlines.
As I was going through security, I saw about 45 people in wheelchairs going through as well.
On their hats, I saw words such as “WWII vet” and, after going through screening, I inquired.
Turns out it was a Southwest Airlines “Honor Flight” and these guys had gotten up at 4am, flown from Cleveland, taken a bus from BWI down to DC and visited the WWII, Korean, Vietnam Memorials as well as going to Arlington Cemetery (trust me, that’s a lot in 1 day) and were returning home at 7pm.
All thanks to SWA.
As I chatted with these guys about their experiences in WWII (they had been in the south Pacific), I thought of my grandfather, Poppy, who died a few years ago, but had served in China.
I literally got chills thinking of him and these men’s sacrifices on our behalf.
Seriously…it made me appreciate and “LUV” Southwest even more.