What Honor Looks Like…Flash Mob At Gate 38

I saw this article today and thought I would share it. I know there are many here who do not support our troops, but there are many more that do. I
think any who have served deserve honor and respect for doing so. This video brought a tear to my eye when I watched it. In my eyes these guys are

To the mods, I did a search since the article is a few days old and didn’t find anything. If this is a duplicate please remove it.


What honor looks like: The flash mob at Gate 38 of Reagan National Airport

Honor is a hard term to describe. It doesn’t have a color or weight or shape. If someone were to ask me what honor looked like, I’d probably
struggle with what to say.

But something happened on May 23, 2012 at 9:31 a.m. at Gate 38 of Reagan National Airport that might change that. A flash mob of sorts broke out. But
not like you’ve seen on YouTube with highly choreographed dance numbers or people singing a song in unison. In fact, virtually all of the
participants of this “flash mob” didn’t know they would be participating until moments before it happened.

Let me explain. Shortly before 9:30 over the loud speakers, a US Airways gate attendant announced that an Honor Flight of World War II veterans would
be arriving momentarily and encouraged anyone passing by to help greet them. Five or six people looked like they were officially part of the
welcoming committee, and the rest of the people in the secure section of the airport were regular old travelers going somewhere. Then I had a
terrible thought. What if these veterans came off the plane and just those five or six individuals were there to greet them. I walked a gate over to
help see the veterans out.

But – then it happened and frankly, I wasn’t expecting it. All throughout the terminal, people left their gates and gathered around gate 38. A
few active military personnel in plain clothes approached the gate attendant and politely asked if they could join in the salute within the jet way
as the heros first stepped off the plane. Every human being in the terminal stood at attention and faced the door.

This was above and beyond awesome in my opinion. Again, I know everyone here doesn’t agree and that is ok. That’s what makes the world go ’round. I
just wanted to share with those who might enjoy seeing it!

Here is a link to the video….

ETA…Mods, I meant for this to go in General Chit Chat. Sorry about that.


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