Just leaving BWI, and on the walk down the concourse had the honor of seeing a group of WW2 vets coming off a plane headed for DC to tour their monument. Although I have heard of this, I had never had the privilege of seeing this group (Hero Flights) actually at work. They had arranged active service people there to serve as greeters, as well as TSA agents, and a local "crew" of volunteers. For the service people who came without families, volunteers were there to serve as assistants..quite needed as many of the men were no longer able for a long concourse walk, needed help with luggage, etc. The gate was decorated in bunting and hanging stars, and all the local greeters were wearing special t-shirts that said "not everyone has the honor of serving, some of us watch them walk by and applaud". For those of us who just chose to stop and participate, they had small American flags that we could wave. Yes, I cried...especially when the last veteran came off after a long delay...no legs, and no family. PLEASE, take a moment today to say a silent thank you for those who serve, active and retired.