Travelers salute WWII vets
Hundreds cheer in airport
- Duration 5:15
- Date Jun 7, 2012
Hundreds cheer in airport
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I was talking sports -- now it's about patriotism here's proof the patriotism never fades in fact is stronger than ever.
The group of World War II veterans arriving on -- honor flight in DC.
We're shocked and they were greeted by an enormous crowd of support of strangers.
By two of those veterans are my guest this morning Ed Cavanaugh and Brooks -- These honor flights is really a nonprofit organization who brings veterans.
Back and forth to monuments and to Washington DC basically for free -- -- -- Brooks holder thanks so much for joining us.
You're welcome -- Is that he -- that -- first off to you.
Could you tell me you get on this flight US Airways brings you here and as you land what did you say.
-- have been an outstanding day it's.
Was the day of a lifetime to be honest with you.
The people who run the honor flight.
Hundred flight Myrtle Beach.
The finest food the people I've ever had the opportunity to work with a trip that -- image.
So US Airways.
You're on the fly you fly and basically for free to before we for your service to the country World War II.
And Brooks when you when you expect he has to go about your day but would you -- -- you can you -- Brooks.
I'm not giving American -- and I.
He's having trouble hearing you right now but I did you know what -- I ask you -- you could ask Brooks.
So it tell you you -- you said that when he started shaking their heads you you would be hit by a flash mob of patriots.
Especially the children most of about the children that got to -- Huh.
Shifts are exciting unison with the children -- -- days are diminishing thing to be walking.
I lost all now I -- -- nothing.
Well the so what happen is they walked out US Airways rallied to people all the the all these flyers they or anybody in the airport when they sort of asking a few people they asked a -- more so in the US Airways flight attendants turned around they thought all -- this going to be Veres we only have our staff here.
But they turned around in every single.
Flyer everybody that was the -- every pedestrian is here to greet their families I gather around and treated these patriots and -- like World War II it just ended.
Brooks as we go back to -- -- as a go back to you.
I understand it was even somebody with a newspaper that said not -- quit from 1945.
Well it could've been I didn't see it.
-- nothing about that.
-- -- Everything pretty wonderful pulling in there and -- fire engines community it's an honor a water salute.
And then there's people -- -- -- From the airport when we got there was no mention Rite -- Ed would you just asked Brooks how he felt these -- -- what he felt likely walk out.
Through that doorway.
She she would.
Do you were questioned all of lectern communique that tell you it -- he's sort of need to use you as part of what -- just.
-- -- -- -- -- A 150 strong and -- hundreds of kids only.
Cart pass from the -- areas down through -- we.
They were going to be -- -- would play -- for you servicemen.
That kept of that then that is really really got to me when your young ones because.
Not maybe all of their -- this goes back to parents grandparents.
And people who have told them what happened while we were.
And in war.
Through all of adversary is going on.
But it's a pleasure and really happy moment but go through and visit with.
You've been with the him in the wars.
Of course rewards those who have come and gone and the many many people -- -- in there somewhere around 400000.
Well hopefully very -- in Arlington and the area around it and if it's a matter of really staying in -- attention in -- given a salute to all.
And that's what we -- -- to do and we look forward to do.
They still are looking.
Down the road and even though we're definitely Jones -- we had a duty and we do right now.
Move I know you're selling general and -- unborn and Brooks again thank you know this country and -- good.
Right and a tea and then Brooks did go on to say that the only think of this compared to his meeting president Truman after the war.
Ed Cavanaugh -- -- thanks so much in a great job with the out of flight network -- nonprofit organization who brings war heroes like this.
To monuments -- special places throughout the country for -- thanks guys appreciated that she service.
Thank you --