‘Honor Flights’ take veterans to D.C. war memorials

Urban Rahoi, a 98-year-old WWII pilot, visits Washington, D.C., with Colleen Wood, a friend and Alaska Airlines customer service agent in November 2017.

Some arrive in wheelchairs. Others are aided by walkers or canes. Some come on the arm of a guardian.

Alaska Airlines has flown more than 2,000 veterans on 46 Honor Flights since 2012.

Most recently, we partnered with Puget Sound Honor Flight to fly veterans of World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam from Seattle to Baltimore on Oct. 13, 2018. They spent the weekend visiting monuments and memorials that honor their service and sacrifice.

“These brave men and women made great sacrifices for our country,” said Marilyn Romano, Alaska Airlines regional vice president in the state of Alaska. “It is an honor to help them fulfill a dream to see the memorials dedicated to all who have served.”

Family and friends greet vets returning to Sea-Tac on Oct. 15, 2018.

More images from Alaska Airlines Honor Flights

This article was originally published in November 2017. Photos courtesy of the Honor Flight Network.

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