Our member airlines work hard every day to provide high-quality customer service, delivering passengers and packages safely to their final destinations. Through the transfer of people and goods, U.S. airlines connect us to cultures and traditions across the world, truly making it a smaller place.
While as passengers we may not always be witness to their great work, the evidence is all around us. In case you missed it, here are a few Veterans Day highlights from our member airlines last week.
Alaska Air shared the view from the window seat of the new “Honoring Those Who Serve” livery while soaring over Seattle.
Through American Airlines Veterans Initiatives, retired Marine and American First Officer Mitchell Bell had the opportunity of a lifetime to escort WWII veteran Ralph “Pee Wee” Griffiths to his 5th Marine Division reunion.
When the iconic Feb. 23, 1945 photograph of Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima flashed across the Jumbo Tron screen, American Airlines First Officer Mitchell Bell stood tall, immediately filled with pride. A retired Lieutenant Colonel with the United States Marine Corp., Bell was at American Airlines Sky Ball XIV, the premier fundraising event for the Airpower Foundation.
Since the start of the Trees for Troops program, FedEx has delivered nearly 160,000 live Christmas trees to 65 military bases in 17 countries. Join in the Christmas spirit and send your message to our military families.
— FedEx (@FedEx) November 11, 2016
Hawaiian Airlines shared a special picture to thank our brave servicemen and women for their bravery.
— Hawaiian Airlines (@HawaiianAir) November 11, 2016
JetBlue is a proud sponsor of the Bob Woodruff Foundation and its 10th annual Stand Up for Heroes Event. Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart and Jerry Seinfeld all joined in to honor and raise money for wounded veterans and their families.
— JetBlue Airways (@JetBlue) November 11, 2016
Female veterans were treated to the Honor Flight of a lifetime, thanks to Southwest and the excited onlookers at Dallas Love Field Airport.
Make sure to stop by the United Club this month to support military charities and sample beers from breweries owned by veterans, including Dog Tag Brewing Foundation’s Legacy Lager and Veteran Beer Company’s Hooyah! IPA.
— United (@united) November 12, 2016
Watch Marine Corps veteran Hershel “Woody” Williams’ inspiring story about his mission to honor military families, with the help of UPS.