Great River Honor Flight #53: Itinerary

Itinerary for Great River Honor Flight #53 on May 11, 2019.

To see the Great River Honor Flight #53 veterans’ list, click here.

Following times are Central

1:30 am      Check-in for participants of Honor Flight – Hannibal LaGrange University – Partee Center Cafeteria
2:45 am      Guardian Briefing at HLGU
3:00 am      Bus Loading
3:15 am      Depart Hannibal (buses will leave on time – (no exceptions) –
4:45 am      Arrive St. Louis Airport (Southwest Terminal)
6:45 am      Southwest Airlines Flight 2561 departs STL
Our clearance through security and the boarding process will be expedited by Southwest Airlines

Following times are Eastern
9:45 am     
Flight arrives at BWI (Baltimore)
10:30 am    Board Bus for trip to Washington
Lunch and Video of Korea Memorial to be played during the trip
11:15 am    Arrive at Vietnam, Korea and Lincoln Memorials.
Note: Longest stop of the 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 at this stop in mind at all times so as not to rush.

12:30 pm      Depart Korean/Vietnam Memorial for WWII Memorial.
12:45 am      Arrive at World War II Memorial (South Entrance)
Group picture to be taken.
1:15 pm        Depart WWII Memorial – Leave for Tour of DC/Iwo Jima Memorial
2:00 pm        Arrive at Air Force Memorial/Dinner
3:00 pm        Depart Air Force Memorial – Leave for Arlington National Cemetery
3:15 pm        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 3:30.
4:15 pm        Depart for Reagan National Airport.
4:30 pm        Arrive at Reagan National Airport.
6:00 pm        Southwest Airlines Flight 2512 departs Reagan National (DC)

Following times are Central
7:20 pm
       Flight arrives at STL airport/ Board Bus for Hannibal.
10:00 pm     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 Quincy for those picking vets and guardians up.

WGEM Staff

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