School group ‘welcomes’ veterans home - PineCreek Journal

School group ‘welcomes’ veterans home

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 1:38 PM


On Saturday, April 27, about 60 Blessed Francis Seelos Academy students, families and teachers participated in Honor Flight Pittsburgh. Honor Flight Pittsburgh recognizes American War Veterans for their sacrifices and achievements by transporting them via deluxe motor coach to Washington, D.C., to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.

The Seelos community participated in the veterans’ “welcome home” from their trip. Many of these veterans did not have a “hero’s welcome” when they returned from their service, so the community provided them with a welcome home that they deserve. Students made signs and waved flags as the veterans disembarked from their bus onto a red carpet.

This trip consisted of two buses and included veterans from many different branches of services and veterans from WWII.