Gallery: Veterans Head to Honolulu to Mark 80th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor Attack

In early December of 2021, American Airlines along with several organizations, gave a group of 63 World War II veterans the opportunity to travel to Honolulu, Hawaii, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Below are some photos of these brave heroes making their journey.

Gil Nadeau, a 95-year-old Navy veteran, hands out some fist bumps. Courtesy: American Airlines
Harold Stephens, StTEC5– 246th Signal Operation Company, U.S. Army is all smiles aboard the aircraft. Credit: American Airlines
George Boutwell, 1SGT–U.S. Marine Corps gets a hero’s welcome. Courtesy: American Airlines
David Russell was was aboard the USS Oklahoma in Pearl Harbor along Battleship Row. Courtesy: American Airlines
The heroes were honored with a police escort to Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. Courtesy: American Airlines
Seatbacks were decorated with biographies of the 63 veterans. Courtesy: American Airlines


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