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Honor Flight Cleveland


I had the pleasure of joining Team CLE recently as we boarded a very special group of Customers. Honor Flight is a non-profit organization created to honor America's Veterans for all their sacrifices, and Southwest Airlines has the privilege of being the airline of choice for the Honor Flight ClevelandhonorflightCLE8_thumb Veterans. The third Wednesday of each month these Veterans board flight 2065 from Cleveland to Baltimore/Washington and spend the day in Washington, DC visiting their memorials. Then, as quickly as the one-hour flight took them to DC, the last flight from BWI to CLE brings them home. honorflightCLE6_thumbThis Wednesday was extra special as it marked the one-year anniversary of the flight. The festivities included a special pre-flight ceremony in which Honor Flight Cleveland and Southwest Airlines received proclamations from Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson's office and, as thehonor flight 002_thumb Veterans taxied to the runway, they were sent off with a special water arch shot from the Cleveland Fire Department's water cannons. I can't thank Team CLE enough for allowing me to be part and this special day and I'd like to thank everyone in CLE who provides that Positively Outrageous Service that is Southwest Airlines. Team CLE, I know the volunteers from Honor Flight can't thank you enough for helping make this day so special for our Veterans. If you would like to find out more about Honor Flight Cleveland, please visit