a Veteran
It only takes a few minutes to get started. Is there a veteran in your life who would like a free trip to Washington D.C. to visit memorials honoring their service and sacrifice?

Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois announced their ninth mission to transport veterans to Washington, D.C. will depart Tuesday, October 4, 2022. This will be the second flight in 2022, with Mission 8 having flown in June. Each mission takes approximately 85 veterans to Washington where they visit memorials built in their honor, such as the National WWI Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and the Vietnam War Memorial. Flights are completely free for veterans and funded by donations. Veterans Honor Flight arranges for accommodations for any veteran requiring special medical care or mobility aids throughout the day. Each veteran is accompanied by a guardian to provide both physical and emotional support. Mission 9 is expected to hold 87 veterans and will return to Veterans Airport of [...Read more]
Welcome Home
Welcome Home Celebration Tuesday, June 7 5pm - 9pm All events are outdoors, restrooms available. Lawn chairs are recommended. Food trucks available starting at 5pm. Flight arrival 8:10pm Parking Cornerstone Church (click for map) Sam’s Club Community of Faith Church Shuttles run constantly to & from Veterans Airport Parking is NOT available at Veterans Airport Where will be you be at 5pm on Tuesday, June 7th? Hopefully at the Veterans Airport in Marion to welcome home our Veterans from their day in Washington DC. Event organizers have been working most of the year on the Welcome Home event and want to invite everyone to come out and enjoy the festivities. “The community support for the previous Honor Flight Welcome Home events has been overwhelming! [...Read more]
Veteran & Guardian at the Lincoln Memorial
Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois announced Tuesday the group will return to Washington D.C. in the Spring. The all-volunteer group will conduct their eighth flight honoring veterans from Southern Illinois on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Founded in 2016, Veterans Honor Flight has transported over 520 veterans to Washington D.C. to see the memorials built in their honor. Starting in 2017, the group has run two flights per year with the exception of those flights rescheduled due to COVID-19. Flight 8, originally scheduled for June 2020, is the last flight rescheduled. Flight 7, held on September 28, 2021, marked the return to flying after COVID-19. Adhering to strict safety protocols, Veterans Honor Flight was able to conduct this flight with zero reported cases of COVID-19 among th [...Read more]
October 4, 2022
04 Oct

Mission 9

5:30 am - 8:30 pm
What is
Honor Flight?

The Honor Flight program is a nation-wide network dedicatied 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. Our Executive Board governs the hub and we utilize volunteers in order to accomplish our mission.

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