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Minnesota Honor Flight Network Travels to Washington, D.C.

Warbirds Member Documents Trip
By Bill Fischer, Executive Director, EAA Warbirds of America

Every so often something comes across the Internet that really grabs my attention. Sometimes it’s a flashy air show video clip, sometimes it’s a news piece, and other times it’s just a joke. One of our members, Max Haynes, Warbird 552698, is doing great work with his camera and website. Recently, his website photo essay grabbed my attention.

It was mid-November, just after Veterans Day, and someone sent me a link to Max’s website. I’ve seen the website before and check it out about once a month, just to see what he’s been up to. He’s covered fly-ins, car shows, the Reno Air Races, and other cool events. But this particular photo essay stood high above the rest. It covers a group of veterans who traveled to Washington, D.C., to see the various monuments through the Honor Flight Network. The Honor Flight Network provides free transportation and tours of the various U.S. armed forces memorials in Washington, D.C., for any WW-II veteran or terminally ill veteran of other conflicts.

Max went along with a group of Minnesota veterans on their Honor Flight, documenting the trip. As you look at Max’s photos, take a few extra minutes to really look into the eyes of the veterans, family members, escorts, and greeters. It will stop you in your tracks and allow you to absorb the raw emotion of each photo.

Here’s the link: http://MaxAir2Air.com/EAA/HonorFlight/01.html

Keep up the great work, Max! We look forward to seeing more of your “artwork” in future issues of Briefing.

Visit http://www.HonorFlight.org/ for information on this outstanding program.

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