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With the precision of a military operation, Honor Flight Tallahassee takes 75 local veterans to Washington, D.C. each year – free of charge.
They stop at the major war memorials in the nation’s capital, as well as Arlington Cemetery. It’s a time of intense emotions… memories… and gratitude.
These are the men and women who’ve protected the American way of life and sacrificed so much, says my guest Mac Kemp, and he considers it an honor to be part of this organization.
Mac, chairman of the group and deputy chief with Leon County EMS was instrumental in forming the local chapter and ensuring that vets from World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam War are able to get the recognition they deserve.
Mac and I talk about highlights from past trips and how everyday people can get involved, as well as…
- The rewards of being an Honor Flight Guardian
- What vets always say during the trip
- How the group cuts through D.C. traffic ”like butter”
- A welcome back ceremony like you’ve never seen
- And much more