My Trip To Washington D.C. for the Honor Flight Trip With Our Upper Peninsula Vets!

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Marquette, MI  –  September 22, 2016  –  We were met by many community members after getting back to Delta County last right around 9:30 PM September 21st. Everyone was very interested to hear about the trip, but even more, they were thankful for all of the veterans that went! We left yesterday morning around 6:30 AM for a long day with much to see and many thanks to give.

The Washington Memorial and reflection pool from the Lincoln Memorial

The Washington Memorial and reflection pool from the Lincoln Memorial

We started out at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. Our tour guide did  a great job telling us information about each location. We had 8 World World II vets with us on the trip! The design of the WW II Memorial was absolutely astonishing with gorgeous stone work and a number of large fountains. Following this to work a trip over to the Washington Memorial that stands 555′ high! It was something else witnessing this massive memorial reflected in the clam pool below!

After stopping at the Washington Memorial we moved down to the Lincoln Memorial. The memorial of our 16th president is directly across the Reflection Pool from the Washington Monument which stands in front of downtown Washington D.C.

Up next we stopped at one of my favorite memories from the trip, Arlington Cemetery. Having making our way through the Arlington Cemetery Amphitheater, we got to witness the Changing of the Guards. It was a powerful ceremony and made being in Washington D.C. all the more special!

The description attached to the Pentagon Memorial

The description attached to the Pentagon Memorial

Following Arlington we went to our last stop, the Pentagon Memorial. This memorial was truly something else! Each person that died in the attack on the Pentagon is honored by name, at this memorial. Each person has a bench with running water under it and their name at the front. There is a border around the memorial with our the birth year of every person who passed after the attack. 184 names in total are honored here.

After the flight back to Delta County, we were all taken a-back by the number of community members that came to welcome us back. There was even a band playing music in the hanger when we got off of the plane! Honor Credit Union really did an amazing thing setting up this trip as well as all of our community members that donating to make this trip happen!

See a full gallery of photos from the trip on Sunny.FM!