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November 12, 2012

Delta Dedicates ‘Spirit of Freedom’ 757 to Veterans

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Delta's Spirit of Freedom 757 is unveiled in Atlanta. (Photo by Delta Air Lines)

Delta Air Lines has dedicated one of its Boeing 757 aircraft to America’s servicemen and women in time for Veterans Day.

At a ceremony in Atlanta last week, tail number N694DL was christened “Spirit of Freedom.” The plane now wears a large logo indicating as much on the front end of the fuselage beneath the L1 door.

The proceedings were led by the Delta Honor Guard, a group of volunteer Delta employees that honors fallen soldiers when they return home to over a dozen US airports.

Delta employs more than 10,000 veterans of the US armed forces and plans to hire more by 2020 as part of the 100,000 Jobs Mission.

If you’d like to catch a glimpse of Spirit of Freedom this Veterans Day, she’s flying LAX-DTW-LAS-JFK. Check FlightAware for exact times.



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