Greeters needed! Honor Flights – Come Welcome them Home! – Orlando Int’l Airport –After a day spent in Washington DC, veterans of WWII, Korean War and Vietnam veterans return home thru Orlando Int’l Airport. The nation-wide organization has three local hubs that take veterans on a single day trip to our nation’s capital where they visit the WWII, Korea, and Vietnam War Memorials, Marine Corps Iwo Jima and the Air Force Monuments, and witness the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Come welcome these former warriors home! “Welcome Home” receptions at the airports make a difference! Bring your flags, banners and signs! – This months’ dates are:
- Sat. June 3 SW#5205 from BWI 24 vets at 8:40pm
- Sat. June 24 SW#2305 from BWI 25 vets at 8:20pm
- Sat. Aug 19 – Info pending.
The groups enter the Hotel end of the Airport terminal area and we greet them in front of the Starbucks – Terminal A, Airside 2 – oftentimes led from the Tram by a bagpiper. Before leaving home to attend the homecoming, it is suggested that you check online to see if the flight is on time because there may be delays due to weather, mechanical or medical issues. Free parking has been arranged at an off airport property – FastPark and Relax (7870 N Frontage Rd, Orlando, 32812) who has been very generous to Honor Flights with free parking and shuttles to/from the airport (Tips welcomed by drivers!) Just tell the attendant upon entering that site that you are there for the veterans/Honor Flight – they try to park us together.
New: Parking Vouchers (excluding June 3) WILL be available for airport garage parking from a GOAA rep. in the terminal for this event – maximum of 3 hours – BUT you have to take a PAPER ticket upon entering the airport garage. The vouchers will NOT work if you use the SunPass/EPass transponders – we cannot credit the charge back. Seek the GOAA rep. (or ‘Miss Liberty’) early before the veterans arrive. (This will NOT include Sat. June 3)
For the AM Early Birds – you can wave these veterans off in the morning no later than 5am. They process thru Security early and quickly In Terminal A, Airside 2. Information for more Flights will be forthcoming. Contact Cathy Haynes for those details 407-239-8468 firstname.lastname@example.org.