Friday Evening of AirVenture
Welcome Home Ceremony, approximately 6:30 p.m.
EAA, American Airlines, and Old Glory Honor Flight were proud to once again join forces to give Vietnam veterans the opportunity to visit the powerful memorials dedicated in their honor with a Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight departing from EAA AirVenture 2017. A special American Airlines aircraft few approximately 110 Vietnam veterans from the AirVenture grounds to Washington, D.C., for a day-long tour of memorials honoring their service and the sacrifices they made.
See the photos below from the Welcome Home ceremony, where thousands gathered to salute these heroes as they made their emotional return - a welcome home reception that many did not receive when returning from their service. View more Honor Flight pictures from AirVenture 2016 here.
Old Glory Honor Flight, Northeast Wisconsin's hub of the Honor Flight Network, recognizes veterans for sacrifices and achievements by providing a memorable, safe, and rewarding tour of Washington, D.C., memorials at no cost. See the Old Glory Honor Flight website for more information.