Pre-Flight Dinner, 6pm - Thursday, May 23, 2019 La vista Convention Center, La Vista, Nebraska
Special Pre-Flight Dinner Speaker will be Bobby Henline.
Wounded by an IED April 7, 2007 that killed four comrades in Iraq, Bobby has persevered with humor to overcome the odds. He has entertained audiences in venues all over the nation, including Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club in Las Vegas.
Flight itinerary for Friday, May 24, 2019
Early am departure from Eppley Airfield, Omaha to Reagan National Airport, Washington D.C.
Veterans and Gold Star Kids will visit:
National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial Remembering Our Fallen National Memorial near the Lincoln Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Section 60 at Arlington Cemetery
Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima)
US Air Force Memorial (if time permits) World War II Memorial
Welcome Home Celebration - Downtown Omaha on 10th Street & Ending at the Durham Museum
Bring your children, grandchildren, friends, neighbors, flags, signs, and patriotism to cheer and welcome home our beloved Veterans and Gold Star Children, who will board trolleys on the tarmac at Eppley Airfield upon their return from Washington, D.C. They will complete the parade in downtown Omaha on 10th Street from Farnam Street to the Durham Museum to be welcomed by family and friends, just like veterans returning by train in days gone by.
Approximate time of the parade will be 9:00 pm. Bring a picnic and tailgate while you make your signs, or support the Old Market restaurants and food trucks that will be in the area. The parade will include the Millard Police and Fire Color Guard, Omaha Police Department Bagpipes & Drums, classic cars, motorcycles, and horses…this will be an event you and your family will always remember! And so will our veterans.
“We can’t all be heroes…somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by”