Since 1993, Dan Arant has served as an invaluable resource to the National Park Service, having volunteered over 10,000 hours on the National Mall in Washington, DC. He is deeply committed to the millions of tourists who visit the treasures on the Mall, especially the National World War II Memorial. He makes every effort possible to ensure he knows when the Honor Flight Network will be hosting veterans in DC and seeks to be present to bring the monuments and memorials to life for our nation’s veterans. Through his vast knowledge of the history of World War II, Dan inspires a profound connection between the veteran visitors and the World War II Memorial. Dan’s passion for America and its history serves as his most affluent quality as he guides our veterans throughout Washington, DC. He shares his knowledge, experiences, and understandings through a series of guided tours, narrations, photo-driven talks, and programs. Additionally, Dan uses his tremendous talents as a photographer to capture beautiful moments and memories at the World War II Memorial, which he shares with the veterans and the Friends of the National World War II Memorial. Dan, a Vietnam veteran, also volunteers at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Martin Luther King Memorial.
Dan is the recipient of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Libby Hatch Award, two U.S. National Mall and Memorial Parks Volunteer of the Year Awards, and the Department of the Interior Take Pride In America National Outstanding Individual Volunteer Award.