Earlier in the week I arrived at Washington’s National airport to find a couple of things different than what I expected over on the far US Airways concourse.
First, Five Guys Burgers was closed. Lots of changes coming to the dining scene at National airport, but Five Guys was there, and it’s coming back, how important could the renovation of the Five Guys space really be?
Second though was much more significant. US Airways brought in over 100 World War II veterans to DC on a day trip.
The entire terminal stopped, stood silently, until each veteran came off the aircraft — and gave each one a massive round of applause.
Surviving World War II veterans, coming to DC to visit the World War II Memorial? That was a pretty non-partisan issue in DC this week, at least amongst travelers on the US Airways pier of National Airport.