Many hubs enjoy Military Personnel in uniform to serve as guardians or “floaters” while in DC. Military Guardian/Escort or Floater support is the greatest honor a military member can provide to our fellow Veterans. What a perfect manner in which to thank those veterans who have gone before us for the liberties and freedoms we so enjoy today.
Guardian duty consist of spending the day with an assigned Veteran to ensure their safety and enjoyment of their day of honor. Floaters are not assigned a Veteran, but are encouraged to mingle with all the Veterans throughout the day while touring their Memorials.
Active duty military guardians and floaters are asked to be in military uniform and will meet the flights at the arriving airport, board the bus to spend the day with the hub and Veterans, and then return to the airport for the departure. It is a magnificent way in which to spend a day! Meals, drinks and parking are typically provided.
If you are not able to commit to an entire day, the Veterans love to be greeted by military personnel when they arrive at the airport. The total time commitment for greetings at the airport is 2-3 hours.
Wear the uniform of your choice (seek command approval if in doubt), however – if you are going to serve as a Guardian or a Floater, please do NOT wear utilities or camouflage, as this is considered inappropriate at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
If all or part of your unit wants to participate in airport greetings or to volunteer as Floaters or Guardians, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.