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WHATTransporting America's war veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.
WHYTo honor America's veterans for their sacrifices by helping every veteran in America, willing and able of getting on a plane or a bus to visit their memorial.
WHEREHonor Flight.
Springfield, OH, USA.
Available to Veterans across the USA.

Program Description

"The inaugural Honor Flight took place in May of 2005. Six small planes flew out of Springfield, Ohio taking twelve World War II veterans on a visit to the memorial in Washington, DC. In August of 2005, an ever-expanding waiting list of veterans led our transition to commercial airline carriers with the goal of accommodating as many veterans as possible. Partnering with HonorAir in Hendersonville, North Carolina, we formed the 'Honor Flight Network.' Today, we continue working aggressively to expand our programs to other cities across the nation."

With the support of individual and corporate sponsors, the "Honor Flight" Program has transported more than 81,000 veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam to see the memorials built to honor their sacrifices.

The "Honor Flight" Program is free of cost to Veterans, with the program arranging all travel details. Priority is given to senior veterans, World War II survivors, and the terminally ill.

The "Honor Flight" Program is a non-profit organization. Sponsors for the program range from individuals, corporations, organizations such as schools. Some sponsors include: Southwest Airlines, American Legion, VFW, Am Vets, DAV, and MOPH.


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