Travel Tip of the Day: In Honor of Our Veterans

Fallen-Soldier-on-my-Delta-Flight-Oct-29-2013-003-610x343If you’re a long time reader of or following me on Facebook or Twitter, then you know that I wrote a story last year that went viral. It was about a fallen soldier on my Delta flight a week before Veteran’s Day.

It was such a special flight (I actually cried while writing about it), and I had no idea that the story and video were going to strike a chord with so many people. I’ve received literally thousands of comments and emails. My favorite was the one left on Yahoo from reader Indiana Joan. She said:

YahooIn honor of Veteran’s Day I am sharing my story about that fallen soldier I will never forget, as well as other military stories that I’ve written about including one encouraging frequent fliers to give their free upgrades to uniformed soldiers and another about a special American Airlines flight that I was on with a returning veteran.

Thank you to all the military who protect our beautiful country and let us live the lives we’re able to lead. Without you, we would be nothing. And thank you to the often unheralded Honor Guards for making sure these fallen soldiers, warriors and heroes are not treated like just any piece of luggage as they used to be, but rather with the care and respect they so rightly deserve. To all those who serve and protect, my deepest, most heartfelt thanks.

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1 Comment on "Travel Tip of the Day: In Honor of Our Veterans"

  1. A great story all should read!

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