While hundreds of travelers at a D.C. airport were gathered by their respective gates waiting for their flights, an “Honor Flight” of World War II veterans deplaned. Much to the members of the Greatest Generation’s surprise, they were met with a resounding round of applause and were cheered heartily by the crowd as they made their way through the terminal.
“It was just an outstanding day,” said one of the vets, Ed Cavanaugh. “It was the day of a lifetime, to be honest with you. The people who run the [Honor Flights] … are the finest group of people I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with. The trip that day was unreal.”
The Honor Flight was to commemorate the 68th anniversary of D-Day. Fox News interviewed Cavanaugh and another veteran to discuss the emotional moment: