Honor Flight Columbus flys veterans to Washington D.C. to tour their memorials. In this photo the team is serenading veterans with patriotic songs as they approach the gate.
The volunteers arrive at the airport at 4:00 am to set up and welcome the vets when they arrive. They assist with photos, help veterans put on their commorative Honor Flight shirt and accompany them to the gate.
When the veterans arrive home in the evening, volunteers welcome them back, escort them through a gauntlet of well-wishers and stay with them until they are reunited with their families.
Huntington Insurance has been partnering with Honor Flight Columbus since 2018, providing over 200 volunteers to support the mission as an agency. Several employees have also had the honor to accompany veterans as a Guardian on the day trip to Washington D.C.