July 10th, 2014
10:54 AM ET

See Which Airline Went the Extra Mile for War Veterans

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," we see a company go above and beyond to honor the men and women who have served our country. CNN's Michaela Pereira reports.

Meet Ray Bohn - a Korean War veteran who traveled to D.C. with a group of fellow veterans to visit the war memorials, courtesy of the St. Louis organization "Honor Flight."

When the servicemen were ready to head home, they ran into some trouble with their flight.

The plane they were supposed to take was diverted to a different airport by a storm, leaving the veterans stranded in Washington.

"The bad part of it was we had elderly people there that are used to medication and to being on time," Bohn said.

Southwest Airlines did not let the veterans down.

Instead of saving money and flying the servicemen out the next day, the airline dispatched a new plane - and a new crew - to personally come to the airport.

They picked up the veterans and took them on a direct flight home.

"It was fantastic to see all these people appreciating what the veterans have done so many years ago," Bohn said.

"It's a day I'll never forget, never forget."

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