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ITINERARY: Upcoming honor flight

HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) -

Several local veterans are scheduled to take part in the upcoming honor flight on Oct. 14.

Following times are Central:

  • 1:30 a.m. - Check-in for participants of Honor Flight – Hannibal LaGrange University – Partee Center Cafeteria
  • 2 a.m. - Guardian Briefing at HLGU 
  • 2:25 a.m. - Bus Loading
  • 2:45 a.m. - Depart Hannibal (buses will leave on time - no exceptions) –  
  • 4:15 a.m. - Arrive St. Louis Airport (Southwest Terminal)  
  • 6:15 a.m. - Southwest Airlines Flight 3077 departs STL
    • Our clearance through security and the boarding process will be expedited by Southwest Airlines

Following times are Eastern:

  • 9:15 a.m. - Flight arrives at BWI (Baltimore)
  • 10:15 a.m. - Board Bus for trip to Washington 
    • Lunch and Video of Memorials to be played during trip
  • 11:15 a.m. - Arrive at Vietnam, Korea and Lincoln Memorials.
    • Note: Longest stop of day. Due to proximity, this stop will also allow for visits to Vietnam, Korea and Lincoln Memorials. Bus will unload close to Vietnam Memorial. Bus will load close to Korea Memorial.  
    • GUARDIANS: Reminder that this is not a guided tour. This gives the opportunity for each veteran to decide how best to use their time. Keep total time available at this stop in mind at all times so as not to rush.
  • 1 p.m. - Depart Korean/Vietnam Memorial for WWII Memorial.
  • 1:15 p.m. - Arrive at World War II Memorial (South Entrance)
    • Group picture to be taken.  
  • 2 p.m. - Depart WWII Memorial – Leave for Tour of DC – Air Force Memorial
  • 2:45 p.m. - Air Force Memorial – Eat dinner
  • 3:30 p.m. - Depart Air Force Memorial for Arlington
  • 3:45 p.m. - Arrive at Arlington National Cemetery – Plan is to take our tour bus directly to the Amphitheatre inside Arlington.  We will plan to see the Changing of the Guard at 4:00 (wreath laying at 4:15).  
  • 4:45 p.m. - Depart Arlington – Leave for Reagan National Airport
  • 5:15 p.m. - Arrive at Reagan National Airport. 
  • 6:45 pm Southwest Airlines Flight 1739 departs Reagan National (DC)  

Following times are Central

  • 8 p.m. - Flight arrives at STL airport/ Board Bus for Hannibal.
  • 10:30 p.m. - Approximate time of arrival at Hannibal LaGrange University. Upon our departure from St. Louis, we will have a better feel for what time we will be arriving in Hannibal for those picking vets and guardians up.

Updates at WGEM.com/HonorFlight.

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