Community Gathers To Welcome Home Honor Flight 5525
Honor Flight 5525 brought home veterans that served our country in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The men and women on the flight were greeted by friends, family and supporters from the community.
Honor Flight 5525 brought home veterans that served our country in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
The men and women on the flight were greeted by friends, family and supporters from the community.
"I don't talk about emotions but I talk about emotions now, because I'm pretty well worked up after this weekend. The highest emotion was coming back here to the airport, and seeing all the people that came out from here and welcomed us home," says Richard Gammick a Vietnam Veteran.
Honor Flight organizers say this is the 28th Honor Flight to land at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and it was an emotional day.
For one veteran today meant everything, especially when he received a custom made Quilt of Valor in his sons place who passed away in Afghanistan.
"That is an assembly of representing my gold star son. It is a one of a kind quilt, that they made for me. It will never be duplicated and it will be keeping me warm," says Steven Ward an Honor Flight Guardian.
Heroes, one word with a lot of meaning behind it. The word that was chanted and written on posters when these men and women walked through the airport halls.
Ward says, I'm a fourth generation marine, so I've spent a lot of time in the military with my family so for me to be able to continue on even though I am out and be apart of this energy and this glory. The nation deserves to give our people and our veterans back for what they gave to us."