Honor Flight in Washington DC


Joe Coleman, a Vietnam era veteran and member of the music group “Leonard, Coleman, and Blunt” honored veterans by singing the National Anthem at the Honor Flight in DC, a non-profit organization aimed at getting veterans across the nation to visit Washington DC and the memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifice.

Allen Media Strategies client and founder of the Denver Foundation, Dreama Denver, brought a group of veterans from West Virginia to be a part of Honor Flight. “It’s a blessing to serve these people. It is my ninth year doing this and every year, I feel privileged to be a part of this initiative. The heroic stories some of the veterans share makes every trip memorable for all of us. Loaded with real-life challenges, these stories are packed with bravery, hope, and optimism”.

The veterans traveled from West Virginia in the early hours of the morning, but the fatigue of the journey was replaced by pride as they visited Arlington National Cemetery, the World War II Memorial, Korean War and Vietnam War Memorials. As they walked the streets of DC and saw the World War II Memorial, for some of them it was an experience they had been waiting for. “This is my first time in DC, I feel so happy I finally made it”, said a veteran who served in the Vietnam War.

West Virginia Senators and Congressman acknowledged the service and sacrifice of our veterans as they gathered around the World War II Memorial Fountain.  They joined Allen Media Strategies client Joe Coleman, in singing the National Anthem. Though retired from active duty, these West Virginia veterans joined with veterans from around the country and shared the same energy, enthusiasm, and conviction that keeps our Flag waving today.

Allen Media Strategies is proud to be a part of this initiative to honor and express our thanks to these brave men and women from West Virginia for their service to the nation.