Earlier this week, San Antonio International Airport (SAT) unveiled the 14th Fallen Hero Cart, which will be used to transport fallen soldiers with respect and honor, to and from the aircraft bringing them home.
As part of the Fallen Soldier Program created by Alaska Airlines in 2011, this program is “designed to make sure every military member, active, retired or veteran and their families are honored for their service and sacrifice in a respectful dignified manner on their final journey.”
Dressed in blue paint, red carpet interior, and American flag curtains, the cart’s exterior also features plaques representing the branches of the military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and Space Force.
“San Antonio is home to one of the biggest populations of active military and veterans in the United States and we are beyond proud to be officially known as Military City, USA®, “ said Jesus Saenz, Director of Airports, San Antonio Airport System. “Having a Fallen Hero Cart here will be a special resource for our community and we are pleased to know all airlines at SAT will have access to it.”
Alaska Airlines has dedicated carts in the following cities:
- San Diego
- Los Angeles
- Washington D.C.
- Kansas City
- San Francisco