Flight 3 Important Dates
The following dates are subject to change: February 16, 2018 - Application Deadline (Veterans & Guardians) March 24, 2018 - Guardian Training April 7, 2018 - Veteran Medical Evaluation April 24, 2018 - Flight Day  

Flight Slotting & Guardians:

Veterans will be slotted on Flight 3 on February 20, 2018 and we will begin notifying veterans on that date via mail. Veterans without a chosen guardian will be assigned a guardian after they have confirmed they can fly. Guardians selected will be notified prior to training on March 24. Guardian Training is free, but requires a ticket. Tickets will be available online at a later date to ensure adequate space for the guardians attending. Guardians must pay the $600 guardian fee at training to be able to fly. G [...Read more]
VHF Announces 3rd Flight Honoring Area Veterans
Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois celebrated its Inaugural Flight on April 25, 2017, honoring 55 veterans with a trip to Washington DC. With a goal of flying once per year, Veterans Honor Flight immediately began preparations for a second flight. Due to overwhelming support from the Southern Illinois community, Flight 2 was funded early and flew on October 17, 2017, using a larger aircraft, 68 veterans were flown. The Board of Directors began planning for a third flight before Flight 2 even took off. After months of planning, the Board of Directors of Ve [...Read more]
Parking Locations for Flight 2 Welcome Home
Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois and Rides Mass Transit District have teamed up to provide transportation to and from several parking locations to Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois for the October 17 Honor Flight Welcome Home event. “Due to the overwhelming response from the public in welcoming our Veterans home after the Inaugural Flight this past April, we will offer public parking at four off-site parking locations,” stated Nancy Brown, Vice-Chairman of Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois. “We have secured off-site parking at Rent One Ballpark, Cornerstone Church & Sam’s Club, Community of Faith Church and John A Logan College with transportation service through Rides Mass Transit District.” Buses will depart the parking locations approximately e [...Read more]
Flight 2 Important Dates

Guardian training

2 September 2017 10 AM Veterans Airport All guardians who have not previously attended Guardian Training with Veterans Honor Flight are required to attend. Any guardians who have already received training are also welcome and encouraged to attend. Guardians who have not completed training will not be permitted to accompany veterans on Flight 2.

Veteran Medical Interviews    

16 September 2017 10AM - 4 PM Veterans Airport All veterans on Flight 2 are required to a [...Read more]
96.5 Cents Per Dollar Go Directly to Veterans
Following the successful completion of the Inaugural Flight in April 2017, Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois has completed an internal financial review and is pleased to announce that of monies expended, 96.5 cents of every dollar was in direct benefit of a veteran. Brian Questelle, Chairman of the Board, said, "I was impressed by the low overhead of just 3.5 cents per dollar, which covers our printing, insurance, and other costs. This was accomplished because no one involved with Veterans Honor Flight receives any compensation for their personal expenditures." Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois is completely donation funded and is dedicated to continuing the precident set by the Inagural Flight to keep those donation dollars going directly to our veterans. Due to [...Read more]
Flight 2 Set for October 17
Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois is proud to announce Flight 2 has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, 2017. After just a few months, generous donations have made it possible to schedule a second flight in 2017. A larger, A320 aircraft will be used for Flight 2, expanding availability to 65 veterans. Veterans wishing to participate in Honor Flight can register online at or download the application here. Guardians are also being sought, and can apply online at Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois is committed to honoring WWII and Korean veterans or any veteran with a terminal illness. Veterans Honor Fli [...Read more]
Flight 2 Announcement Date Set
Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois will announce the next Honor Flight date on Wednesday, June 14 (Flag Day) at 10am in the terminal building at Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois, located on Route 13 west in Marion. “Due to the overwhelming response and support for the Inaugural Flight this past April, the Executive Board has decided to schedule a second trip in 2017, rather than waiting until 2018” stated Nancy Brown, Vice-Chairman of Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois. “We have secured the aircraft and will be able to send 65 veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifice.” “I am extremely excited about the support we have received thus far” stated Bryan Questelle, Chairman of Veterans Honor Flight o [...Read more]
Honor A Veteran
Your $100 sponsorship will help provide needed wheelchairs for Veterans to use on future flights while honoring a special veteran in your life for one year. Each sponsorship includes a banner to be hung on the side of a wheelchair for one year which will travel on every Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois flight for that year. Thank you for your support of the Honor Flight mission! Wheelchair Sponsorship Form [...Read more]
Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois needs your help.
The Honor Flight program is a nationwide network dedicated to providing all veterans who apply a free trip to Washington D.C. to visit memorials honoring their service and sacrifice. Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois is an established 501c3 non-profit hub of the Honor Flight network. They are planning of flight of veterans from Southern Illinois to Washington D.C. in the Fall of 2017. All expenses for this one day trip are covered by Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois including the flight, ground transportation, meals and beverages. The trip is provided absolutely free of charge to the veterans through fundraisers, donations and sponsor [...Read more]
Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois works toward first flight
MARION — Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois is looking for donors, veterans, guardians and volunteers.
Honor Flight Network is a nonprofit network of organizations created to honor American veterans by transporting them to Washington, D.C., to visit war memorials. Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, only 620,000 were alive in 2016, and they are dying quickly. The National World War II Museum estimates that 372 World War II veterans die each day.
Priority is given to World War II veterans and veterans who are terminally ill.
Locally, the Southern Illinois group has tentatively scheduled its fi [...Read more]