So after the rainiest Legislative Meetings on record, the skies opened up to the sun on Sunday. I excitedly took a brisk walk down to The White House and then onto the monuments.
Honor flights are conducted by non-profit organizations dedicated to transporting as many United States military veterans as possible to see the memorials in Washington, D.C. of the respective war(s) they fought in at no cost to the veterans. These organizations are focused on bringing veterans of World War II to the National World War II Memorial, and any veteran with a terminal illness to see the memorial of the war they fought in. The veterans are generally escorted by volunteer guardians, who help them on the flight and around D.C. They are often met by cheering crowds in D.C. or upon their return flight home.
If you’ve never been in the airport to see an honor flight return, I suggest that you put it on your bucket list.
I’ve never seen them actually at the memorial, but they invoked overwhelming feelings of gratitude and patriotism. I stood by watching sobbing uncontrollably. One of the volunteer guardians came over to console me. She asked me if I had someone there and I replied no that it was just so moving… She let me know that it was ok and that it took her at least three trips before she didn’t cry anymore.
Jennifer Vucetic has been immersed in technology and leadership, making it work for her since she began her career in real estate 13 years ago. A popular speaker hoping to inspire others, Jenn shares her knowledge and how it can help agents work smarter, not harder. Currently serving as the New York State Association of REALTORS® RPAC Trustees Chair, Jenn also is a Golden President’s Circle member, Women’s Council of Realtors RVP for Region VI which is comprised of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. She enjoys traveling, reading, wine, and her cats.