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My American Photo Stories

What I see, what I like, what I experience, I will take a picture and I will share it with you, and I will tell you the story behind it...

A World War II veteran sits on a wheelchair while an adoring crowd cheers for him

A World War II veteran sits on a wheelchair while an adoring crowd cheers for him

The old man on the wheelchair is a World War II veteran. He is on the trip to Washington DC to visit memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices he made for his country.

The people cheering actually passenger at the airport who are forever grateful for the sacrifice he has made.

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These are airport passengers at Washington Dulles Airport they are cheering away because...

These are airport passengers at Washington Dulles Airport they are cheering away because...

A bunch of US Airways airline passengers lined up in front of the gate waiting for the arrival of an honor flight of World War II veterans who are on a visit to Washington DC to visit memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices that made for their country.

The passengers received the announcement from airport personnel and they're lined up and ready to clap and cheer for this old veterans.

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America's Veterans on a visit to Washington DC

America's Veterans on a visit to Washington DC

Here is a photo of a US Airways honor flight arrival of World War II veterans at Washington Dulles International Airport.

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Another bad photo of a World War II veteran, Sometimes I just can't get the darn camera to focus LOL...

Another bad photo of a World War II veteran, Sometimes I just can't get the darn camera to focus LOL...

Yep... That was a bad shot... LOL... But hell, I hate deleting my pictures. There's always a story to tell right?

This is definitely someone's grand father, and a war hero too. It's not like I asked them to stop and strike a pose.

But you can still make out the face thought, can't you?

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How often do you see Airline passengers waiting patiently in line BUT NOT to actually get on the plane?

How often do you see Airline passengers waiting patiently in line BUT NOT to actually get on the plane?

A bunch of US Airways airline passengers lined up in front of the gate waiting for the arrival of an honor flight of World War II veterans who are on a visit to Washington DC to visit memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices that made for their country.

The passengers received the announcement from airport personnel and they're lined up and ready to clap and cheer for this old veterans.

It's not just the picture, it's the story behind it...

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Old World War II veteran takes off his hat to salute the American flag. Or did he? LOL...

Old World War II veteran takes off his hat to salute the American flag. Or did he? LOL...

I am not sure if this World War II veteran took off his hat to salute the American flag but it sure as hell looks like it doesn't it?

This happened at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia As World War II veterans got off an honor flight ans were greeted by a whole bunch of passengers clapping and cheering for them.

That's why it's always good to have your camera ready and, like my old photography teacher said, always keep shooting when people are moving around. You never know what great shot you are going to get next and some of them will be pure accidents.

I'll tell you, I did not intend to take this picture but for some reason I like it.

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There were American women in the war, you almost get the impression that all the World War II veterans are men

There were American women in the war, you almost get the impression that all the World War II veterans are men

Think about it for a minute. How often do you meet or hear people talking about the women in World War II or a woman World War II veteran?

It is as though we forget that they were actually American women in World War II.

The picture you're looking at shows you one of these Great American women being greeted bye her fellow American woman at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Talk about being grateful... A picture is worth a thousand words isn't it?

A little history lesson: During World War II, approximately 400,000 U.S. women served with the armed forces and more than 460 lost their lives as a result of the war, including 16 from enemy fire.

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World War II veteran greeting passengers at Washington Dulles Airport

World War II veteran greeting passengers at Washington Dulles Airport

These World War II veterans deserve all the honor they are receiving. Soon after the Honor Flight transporting America's veterans to Washington DC to visit the memorials dedicated to their honor, airport staff asked passengers to line up and salute these veterans.

It was a really moving moment that I got a chance to witness once in my life.

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What do you call the tunnel you have to walk through to get on the plane?

What do you call the tunnel you have to walk through to get on the plane?

I thought I was the only idiot who didn't know the name of the tunnel you have to walk through to get to the plane.

Guess what when I went to search to find out what it's called and one of the search results on Google was exactly that: "What do you call the tunnel you have to walk through to get on the airplane?"

I'm thinking about calling it airplane walkway. But according to Wikipedia it's called a Jet Bridge, a movable connector which most commonly extends from the airport to the plane.

There you have it... That thing is called a Jet Plane, no... a Jet Bridge.

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An African-American World War II Veteran In Washington DC to visit the Memorial.

An African-American World War II Veteran In Washington DC to visit the Memorial.

Here is a photo of African-American World War II Veteran from an honor flight to Washington DC to visit the Memorials.

How lucky can you be to fly on the honor plane that just carried a whole bunch of World War II veterans to Washington DC?

Yes I do feel lucky actually These men for hard for what America is today kudos to all the World War II veterans out there.

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