Hero's Homecoming: STL Photo of the Week

Posted on September 13, 2019 in

September 11 of every year is already a day of remembrance for the victims, survivors, and heroes of the tragic attack on our country. This year, St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) and United Airlines were honored to welcome home 94 year old Tom Lacey, a World War II veteran who fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Lacey was coming home from a commemorative 75th anniversary tour of Brussels and other areas he fought in while serving in the United States Army. Lacey later attended the University of Purdue, earning a degree in Aeronautical Engineering, and subsequently worked for McDonnell Douglas for 42 years. STL was honored to provide a water cannon salute for Lacey as his plane taxied to the gate. After the celebration at the gate, where he was met by some of his 12 children, Lacey headed to the USO in Terminal 1, where he was greeted by current and former members of the United States Armed Forces.