Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Back to St. Louis

We're taking off from Washington... See you soon...

At the airport getting ready to head home...

One of our parting shots b4 heading home... Hope to see you all @ the welcome home reception.

Final stop @ Lincoln Memorial...
Now a very quick look at vietnam korea and lincoln memorials. Our vets from windsor are searching for the names of three soldiers from windsor. That's right 3
Short driving tour of dc. Should see white house and capitol.

Iwo Jima Memorial Picture #2

Iwo Jima Memorial -- we are all habging in there...

The Effingham Boys
Talking w/ High School kids @ Memorial

WWII Memorial

@ the Wall of Stars WWII Memorial...

Remembering a fallen hero.
The next soldier to guard.
More Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers

at the Changing of the Guard

Our tour bus driver @ Arlington National Cemetery.
Here is daves first blog attempt. At arlington now. Great tour bus, much warmer than outside. Great tour guide also. Changing of the guard starts now
Arlington National Cemetery

Our 1st bus ride in DC, heading to Arlington National Cemetery.
More veterans arriving !!!
Arrival in DC, "we're here"
Firetruck salute...
our 1st video, we are on the flight & taxiing...

Our ride to DC

Clearing security @ Lambert Airport

The lights you see are the taillights of the Illinois State Police who are escorting us to the Mississippi River where the MO State Police will take over. Currently passing thru Highland.

Stopping in Vandalia to pick up 2 Veterans & 1 Guardian

On the bus

Loading the bus & departing

Our 1st veteran's are arriving & checking in

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Welcome to the Central Illinois Honor Flight Blog!

We'll be using this space to allow friends and loved ones to follow along with the Honor Flight Missions in Real-Time! Our inaugural flight is this coming Wednesday, April 22nd, and we will be updating the blog throughout the day.

Be sure to check back here on Wednesday!

Thanks again for your support of Central Illinois Honor Flight.