Greeting Veterans

There are two places to greet Veterans when they arrive in DC. Please choose whichever place works best for you – we strongly recommend that you try both!

This greeting sets the stage for just how WONDERFUL the rest of the day will be for our Veterans! As an example, one of our Hubs was preparing to head home after their day in DC. The flight attendant asked, “How was your day? Did you enjoy yourself?”

The Veteran replied, “I just want to come back and relive that arrival into the gate this morning. I’ll never forget it for the rest of my life. All those people that were there to see us. And the music and cheering.  It was wonderful!  I’ll just never forget it for the rest of my life!

For more information about greeting our Heroes at the airport, please visit our Greeting at the Airport page.

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Greet at DCA

For more information about greeting our Heroes at the memorials downtown, please visit our Greeting at the Memorials page.

 

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Greet at the WWII Memorial

4 thoughts on “Greeting Veterans

  1. 1. Are there any established groups/orgs through which one can attach and thus get transported/parking accommodated to make this personal commitment happen?

    2. As per above, if one were to organize a group through an organization, such as a church, are there possible accommodations, i.e., parking, that can be arranged on an extended, defined basis?

    Thank you.

    Adrienne Riviere/National Presbyterian Church, DC

  2. I would not forget about greeting at the Korean Memorial which they normally unload by the Lincoln Memorial. greeting there can also be done and check the schedule but it may not be as close to the printer schedule.

  3. I had the Honor and privilege of sponsoring a veteran to escort a WWII veteran from Peoria IL to DCA. It was so rewarding and I am going to volunteer to be a greeter for as many flights as possible. The sacrifices those brave young men and women made for all of us cannot be repaid. In this small way I feel as if I am showing them a debt of gratitude by greeting them upon arrival, shaking their hand and thanking them for their service.

  4. Hi there, we do not work directly with DCA airport and they have their own rules and protocols about parking and transportation. Unfortunately, we cannot help with parking/transportation. However, many groups have coordinated transportation independently!

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