Clockwise from above:?Upper Peninsula Honor Flight veterans and their guardians watch the solemn changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery. U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls, addresses the audience at the Honor Flight’s meet-and-greet May 13. Welcoming the flight home to Escanaba were some state government representatives, from the left, Jason Allen (aide to Gov. Snyder in veterans affairs), Andrea LaFontaine (District 32 rep), Ed McBroom (District 108 rep), John Kivela (District 109 rep), Scott Dianda (District 110 rep) and Tom Casperson (Sen. 38 district). John Prokos, an Honor Flight participant from Escanaba speaks with U.S. Sen Debbie Stabenow, who met the flight group when it arrived at the World War II?Memorial in Washington, D.C. After a stirring performance, members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team visited with the U.P. Honor Flight participants. The drill team performed at the U.S. Air Force Memorial. The Marine Corps Band’s Brass Quintet played at Reagan National Airport to welcome the Upper?Peninsula contingent to the nation’s capital. (Journal photos by Renee Prusi)