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Oct. 20, 2013 - WWII Veteran's Honor Flight Welcome Home!



This is our second event to honor and welcome home WWII Veterans upon arriving back from seeing their war memorial. 

Meet at Terminal 2, Baggage Claim at 1:30 pm. Airline is US Air. This is expected to be a large event so you should have no trouble finding other greeters.

The flight will return approximately 2:45 pm. We will organize and line up between 1:30 and 2:00 pm, as previous flights have arrived early.

You are encouraged to bring signs, flags, balloons, etc. to make it to make it a festive and happy homecoming.

The goal is to welcome home WWII Veterans to San Diego after they visited the WWII Memorial in Washington DC. If interested, please RSVP and then invite your friends! Thanks!

Honor Flight San Diego:

Here are pictures Jodi took May 26, 2013 from the last welcome home event uploaded on Shutterfly:

In the meantime, watch the trailer to the Honor Flight movie and learn a little more about this great cause. "Honor Flight" Official Trailer:

Parking: Available at the airport for a fee. Some people are parking at Liberty Station or across the street at Spanish Landing Park.

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  • Richard S.

    Very good and a lot of fun to see all the vet. come home.

    October 23, 2013

  • Jodi

    Eighty WWII veterans returned from seeing their memorial in Washington, DC. This flight returned to Lindberg Field, San Diego, CA. It was an amazing day with my friend Richard, friends from my WWII flying group and many others at the 'Memorial Weekend Honor Flight Welcome Home' celebration.

    October 21, 2013

  • Jodi

    Pictures on the Honor Flight website of them leaving on their flight to Washington DC:

    October 21, 2013

  • Jodi

    I'm happy to share there will members from Air Group One attending, which is a group I belong to. They are involved with WWII history and airplane restoration. Air Group One website:

    October 18, 2013

  • Jodi

    Email received[masked]:

    Dear Jodi,

    Thank you so much for supporting our WWII Veterans and the Honor Flight San Diego mission. We are all very excited about our upcoming "Tour of Honor" to Washington DC with 80 WWII Veterans. Please join us to Welcome Home our returning WWII Heroes on Sunday October 20, 2013. Date: October 20, 2013 Where: San Diego Airport Terminal 2 Baggage Claim 1, 2, 3 Area

    Time: Arrive at the Terminal 2 Baggage Claim Area by 2:00PM Bring a Welcome Home Poster, an American Flag and show your American Pride. I hope to see you there to welcome our WWII Veterans home from their "Tour of Honor" to Washington DC. Sincerely,

    David Smith
    Honor Flight San Diego

    October 16, 2013

  • Jodi

    from Honor Flight San Diego:

    We have been receiving inquiries on how the Government Shutdown will effect Honor Flight. Great News! The World War II Memorial will remain open to our WWII Veterans. Story: National Park Service to keep WW II Memorial open to veterans: Some vets were worried they would be turned away. We are working on making sure we can visit all of the stops on our Itineraries during our October 19th and November 2nd "Tours of Honor".

    October 3, 2013

  • Jodi

    This event might be cancelled since Honor Flights are in jeopardy due to the gov't shut down. There is no reason this memorial can't be open. It requires nothing to let WWII Veterans tour it. I got an email yesterday saying Honor Flights are in jeopardy. Many Veterans will be denied their chance to visit. They served their country only to be treated like dirt.

    Per story and their website: Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.

    October 2, 2013

  • Richard S.

    Yes I was at the one in May and will be there for this one

    1 · September 11, 2013

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