Southwest Airlines named November our “Military Heroes Month,” to show appreciation for the military men and women who protect our many Freedoms. Currently, we have more than 750 Employees serving in the National Guard and Reserves.
To celebrate all service members, Southwest works with various nonprofit organizations across the country throughout the year and has events planned around our system for Customers and Employees throughout the month.
Here’s what you can expect when traveling with us this Veteran’s Day:
Onboard all flights and at all Southwest airports, announcements will be made for the men and women of the military to priority board; they will also be encouraged to deplane first.
We have partnered with A Million Thanks, a year-round campaign that shows appreciation to service members through letters, e-mails, and cards, to provide postcards in all Southwest airports and on our aircraft to enable our Customers and Employees to write a letter of thanks and encouragement for our military members on Veteran’s Day. These postcards will then be sent to service members to appreciate and recognize their service.
If you happen to travel through the San Antonio airport, you will see Employees celebrating Veteran’s Day by dedicating a commemorative exhibit titled “24-7 Southwest Airlines’ Family & Friends Tribute to the Military.” Our San Antonio Employees organized this exhibit to pay tribute and say thanks to service members who pass through the airport every day. A ceremony will be held at noon with the San Antonio Mayor and Southwest Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Herb Kelleher, and President Emeritus, Colleen Barrett, dedicating the art to our military men and women.
As you see service members on Veteran’s Day, please say thanks to them for protecting our Freedoms.