I want to say a large ‘THANK YOU’ to all Veterans for their service and sacrifice in order for all of us to live free. God Bless You All!
On our way to Aruba we had a stop in Baltimore. It so happens there was a plane that arrived there that was to be our next flight to take us to Aruba. On this plane were Veterans from WWll, Vietnam, and even the Korean War. We watched in awe as these heroes came off the plane and were greeted by some cadets from the local schools. They clapped and shook hands with each veteran bringing tears to the eyes of many including me. This plane was flown by another veteran who along with a group of others arranged for these veterans to come to Baltimore to be dined and honored for their service to their country in a special celebration.
I was honored to be there to see these men and women who served their country so bravely, some losing limbs during their time. Since it is Veteran’s Day I thought it was a perfect time to share these photos.
It was a moving tribute to see the faces of the Vets and Cadets as they shook hands and each Vet grew emotional at being honored in this way. All of us who were there waiting for the next leg of our trip were also emotional as we observed this wonderful ceremony. It made me think of my father who was a Marine serving during WWll. He received a Purple Heart. He would have been proud to see how other Vets were treated with such respect and warmth. We clapped until our hands were sore for there were many Veterans on this plane. Some walked while others had to ride in wheelchairs. I will never forget the feeling as I snapped all these photos and had to capture this day in my blog to share with others.
Thank you for stopping by to read this post. I hope you enjoyed this moving tribute as much as I did. The tears are still ready to fall as I remember the expressions of gratitude and pride on the faces of both the Cadets and Vets as they mingled afterward.
May God bless our Veterans! Thank you all for your unselfish service to your country! We appreciate all that you sacrificed in order for us to live free!
Blessings & Hugs,