On a recent trip south, I had a layover at Baltimore/Washington Airport. An announcement was given alerting waiting passengers of the approach of an Honor Flight. I had never witnessed this before. In the air, the plane was escorted in by military planes, with some flourish added! This particular plane carried 25 WW II veterans, coming to Washington to see their WWII Memorial, which most, had never seen. People flocked to the gate to welcome them. Some vets were in wheelchairs, and some came under their own steam. Some smiled and waved to the crowd like royalty, and others were overcome to tears by the welcome. It was very moving and I felt like a very very proud American to have caught a glimpse of these heroes from an earlier era.