When members of the Red Blazer Men’s Chorus heard that 17 WWII, 24 Korean and two Vietnam veterans were coming home from a Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight trip last night, they sprung into action, putting on their red blazers and gathering at Buffalo Niagara International Airport to sing patriotic songs to our nation’s heroes.
“We’ve got to do this, guys,” Brett Ransom, artistic director for the Red Blazer Men’s Chorus, said to chorus members after he found out about the gathering.
The veterans flight landed at 11 p.m. but more than 500 guests assembled beforehand for the welcome home ceremony. This was an amazing way for the community to gather to show their appreciation for the vets who have risked their lives for our freedom.
“We were so honored to be able to sing for these veterans and their families,” said Ransom.
Take a look at the veterans’ beautiful arrival below. And if you’d like to take a veteran in your family to see the Red Blazer Men’s Chorus in person, come to the Voices for Veterans Concert at 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at Sweet Home Middle School. Tickets are $10 and veteran and active military attendance is free. Like the Red Blazer Men’s Chorus on Facebook for more information.