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Sun Country's honor flight: A salute to veterans on a day of remembrance

Updated: Sep 15, 2023

Sun Country Airlines Honor Flight Participant

The spirit of service runs deep at Sun Country Airlines, and Honor Flights serve as a testament to that commitment. On these flights, veterans are transported to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their respective memorials. We are always honored to be a part of these incredible experiences, including the most recent trip with Honor Flight Twin Cities.

On Monday, we had the opportunity to both mark an important day of remembrance for the sacrifices made on September 11, 2001, and honor an incredible group of World War II, Korean and Vietnam veterans at our very own Terminal 2. They departed for Washington D.C. early that morning and were the only group in the nation to fly their Honor Flight on September 11th. While in D.C., they were specially chosen to represent at the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the National Cemetery.

Upon arriving home in Minneapolis late Monday evening, they were welcomed at a moving reception organized by volunteers with Honor Flight Twin Cities. The scene was nothing short of extraordinary. The airport was alive with energy – packed with enthusiastic volunteers and supporters, lively music from both a USO band and the bagpipes of the Twin Cities Metro Pipe Band, and a warm reception set up in the baggage claim area, all in honor of our veterans.

In essence, the Honor Flights are more than just journeys. They embody the collective unity, commitment, and heart of everyone involved. These flights serve as a poignant reminder of our gratitude and unwavering appreciation for the veterans and the sacrifices they made.

Want to hear more about this honor flight? Check out this story.


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