Brian McConnell, a Delta Air Lines employee of 33 years, tells his wife, Nora, about his involvement in the Delta Honor Guard. The Honor Guard is a group of volunteers who greet every airplane that carries the remains of fallen military service men and women at the Atlanta airport. Brian works on ‘the ramp,’ the area where aircraft are parked, refueled, boarded, loaded, and unloaded.

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