Sister Bay Village Board Trustee Scott Baker was one of 95 veterans from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam aboard the Old Glory Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Wednesday. There was a crowd waiting in D.C. to greet them as they deplaned. From there it was a busy day at the National Mall touring the memorials for each conflict and the statue commemorating the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima. The veterans got to see a demonstration by the Air Force Drill Team and the changing of the guard ceremony at Arlington National Cemetary. Baker says seeing it with his peers made it an unparalleled experience. There was one more surprise waiting for Baker when the Honor Flight landed Wednesday night back in Appleton. Sister Bay fire fighters were there to welcome him home.
Baker recommends the experience to other veterans and encourages them to register for a future trip. The next Old Glory Honor Flight will happen in October.
Above photo courtesy of Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Dept. Facebook page