The Honor Flight

September 18, 2023

One of my favorite assignments each year is to accompany veterans from Kentucky to visit their monuments in Washington DC. This year, there were 67 vets who made the trip, and this was my 13th Honor Flight. When I first started going in 2010 it was mostly World War II vets, with a few Korean vets. It eventually seemed odd when Vietnam vets started going, but time marches on, and this year's trip was primarily made up of Vietnam vets with a few Korean vets, and only one World War II veteran. It's also the only time of the year that I have to set an alarm for 2:30, which goes way against my grain, HA! People love to ask me how many photos I typically shoot on these trips, and the answer is, I shot 1,669 images Saturday, from 4:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

On a sidenote, as I was photographing the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the new sentinel was walking toward me and I realized that it was a female sentinel. I had never seen a female sentinel before. So I looked her up and she is Sgt. Ruth Hanks, and she is only the fourth female sentinel to ever serve at the Tomb of the Unknown, so that was a pleasant surprise. 

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