News: Tech Sgt. Elias to appear at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Story by Staff Sgt. Torey Griffith
JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING, Va. - Buffalo/Cheektowaga's own Doumit "Don" Elias is slated to perform for more than 53 million spectators as part of the United States Air Force Honor Guard Parade Flight's appearance at the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 22, in New York City.
Tech Sgt. Elias joined the United States Air Force Honor Guard in April of 2011, where he represents airmen all across the service to the American Public and the world as a ceremonial guardsman.
"I am proud to represent the dedicated professional men and women in the world's greatest Air Force as my flight steps in unison and formation to project the image of excellence instilled in every airman past and present," said Elias.
The parade begins at 9 a.m. East Coast time, and will be broadcast on many television stations.
Located at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C., the United States Air Force Honor Guard has leads the way as representatives of all Airmen serving around the world. The men and women of the honor guard represent every member, both past and present, of the U.S. Air Force.
Now, as one of the Air Force's oldest organizations, the honor guard continues to serve the Chief of Staff of the Air Force as the face of the Air Force to the American and global public.
Airmen of every enlisted rank and both company and field grade officers volunteer and are competitively selected from their peers in more than 200 different Air Force career fields, to serve in the United States Air Force Honor Guard, making the honor guard the standard for discipline and military professionalism.
For more information on the Air Force Honor Guard, visit their website at http://www.honorguard.af.mil/, "Like their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/USAFHonorGuard or check out their YouTube site at http://www.youtube.com/user/TheUSAFHonorGuard.