On Friday, September 23, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dogs Abraham and Beloved (Trinity - Hicksville, New York) attended the Honor Flight Long Island at MacArthur Airport. Twenty-five veterans from the 2nd World War and Vietnam War, along with their companions, were flown to Washington D.C. to visit the sites of the Memorials to then return home to a hero's welcome.
Lining the side of the reception area holding American flags and signs saying "Welcome Home" and "Thank You for your service" were groups of scouts, local Veteran's organizations, Fire, Police, and families, all to welcome back these men and women.
While waiting for the plane to arrive, Abraham and Beloved were able to visit with many people who came out for this event. They even spent time with a young woman from the Coast Guard who serves as a member of the Honor Guard at the National Cemetery. She traveled from the Hamptons just to be part of this occasion.
The Honor Flight is a National organization that operates out of most larger airports and brings the local community together to Welcome Home our Nation's Heroes.