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SWA Honors Military Heroes in November

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Growing up in a military family, I learned a great appreciation for service and our Country.  I saw my father serve and live it each and every day.  Living on Naval bases and being surrounded by Marines and other branches was an immersion in patriotism.  I even loved moving around when my dad changed duty stations -  I was in three different high schools and moved 17 times before my 18th birthday!  This is just one of the reasons why I enjoy the month of November and why I am so proud of Southwest for dedicating the month to “Military Heroes Month.” 

You know that throughout the year, we support organizations like Honor Flight, who sends the WWII veterans to DC to see their monument; and The Mission Continues, who helps returning, wounded soldiers serve in their communities.  Southwest’s support isn’t just limited to a month, but by putting a dedicated effort behind November, we have a great opportunity to show how much we care, are thankful, and appreciate what our military service members do for us.  Throughout the month, you will hear about and read blogs about our efforts during November; everything from helping Japanese-American soldiers attend a Congressional Medal of Honor ceremony to thank you cards for Customers and Employees to fill out for active-duty soldiers in our airports systemwide; from supporting Veterans Across America to Operation Freedom Bird. 

So, in honor of Military Heroes Month, make an extra special effort to wear red on Fridays, clap for an Honor Flight,  or anything else that says thank you to the heroes who are serving or have served.
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Too bad I'm not a disabled hero - maybe that would have helped my now 16-month refund request, You have written it so perfectly on a recent post card mailed on 08/08/11 "Your patience is truly appreciated as is your patronage." Really - you have got to be kidding. Check internal tracking # 22120258. I guess two strokes were not enough to matter.
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Thank you SW; my husband served 43 years full time in the USArmy. We will be flying with you from Nashville, Tn. to Dallas Love airport Thanksgiving day to celebrate our 35th anniversary in Dallas. He is an officer and a gentlman and we both praise all who serve and those who served. God Bless them and God Bless the USA. Thank you for keeping all in your thoughts and prayers. CW5 Bobby and Mrs. Hemphill
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Holly I am sorry you have not recieved your refund as of yet. I would gladly trade you these scars and this mentral trauma that I have gone through to defend your freedom. I wish a refund from Southwest could take away this pain that I deal with DAILY. You have every right to complain about your refund, but until you have felt the pain and disabilities that we go through I would be careful what you wish for. Sincerely, The Veteran that made it possible for you to complain.
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Dear Sir/Ma’am; Let me ask you. Say I bought a ticket for my daughter to fly from JAN to DEN. I can't afford to go there and fly back to Denver with her. However, she needs someone to hold her hand during takeoff and landing. She's thirteen and doesn't want to fly alone. Can't blame her. I'm an adult and it still scares me. Would you at all be interested in initiating a program? Maybe call it 'Caring Hands' and open it to Grandmothers? And, Moms too? So here's how it would work. I'd buy the ticket. You all would have already asked other ticket purchasers on the same flight, "Would you care to be a 'caring hand'?" Now alls we'd have to do is connect two ticketed passengers together. You'd forward my daughters request to those Grandmothers on her flight that agree to be contacted; And, do so for a nominal broker fee that I would pay. The two of them would receive exchange information from your service, footnoted with all the necessary lawyer stuff about non-responsibility, etc. They'd make contact prior to the flight; And, meet at the gate. Of course since I would pay for my daughter to pre-board they would get to also, a pleasant upgrade. This is not an uncommon practice. Years ago, traveling was often prepared with meetings prior to boarding. Ships at sea, Airships in the sky, and pioneer wagon trains across The Great Plains often sponsored passenger meetings at their ports of departure(s). You could do it, make a decent return on the effort; And, I'd get to see my daughter more often than I can currently afford. Don't know. Just a thought. All The Best and God Bless. Smiles, Robert.