We’re putting money on the fact that you’ll find this as touching as we did. Take a look at what happened when hundreds of strangers waiting for their flights at a D.C. airport greet World War II vets deplaning their own “Honor Flight” with a huge applause. The veterans were cheered as they walked down a path made for them by the crowd.

“It was just an outstanding day,” said one of the vets, Ed Cavanaugh. “It was the day of a lifetime, to be honest with you. The people who run the [Honor Flights] … are the finest group of people I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with. The trip that day was unreal.”

Yesterday marked the 68th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

Take a look at this emotional video:

Thank you Soldiers and Marines for keeping us free!!