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Area veterans will have even more chances to be served by Veterans Honor Flight thanks to an influx of funding from Herrin’s Harrison-Bruce Foundation. Treasurer Randy Youngblood made the announcement Friday at a volunteer appreciation dinner being held to thank the hundreds of volunteers who make Veterans Honor Flight possible. The Harrison-Bruce Foundation has provided funding in excess of $125,000 to fully fund the upcoming 10th flight scheduled for May 9, 2023. Flight 10 is expected to take 87 veterans to D.C. along with guardians. “We are very careful with every dollar donated, because we want to serve the veterans,” Youngblood said. “Our team maintains excellent financial efficiency, but flights are expensive and that cost is increasing.” Youngblood said with the dona [...Read more]
Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois recognized the team of over 300 volunteers that contribute to each flight at a dinner held at The Pavilion in Marion. "We are only able to continue this mission because of the work all of you put in," board chairman Bryan Questelle said.  During the dinner, the board recognized several organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions to Honor Flight. Donations from Peoples National Bank, Pass One Hour, WPS Healthcare, J&L Automotive, Walmart, O'Charley's, and the Harrison-Bruce Foundation were and continue to be instrumental in the continuation of the Honor Flight mission.  Flight Team member Ed Smith was recognized for his efforts with the Daniel E. Finke Meritorious Service Award, an Award created in m [...Read more]
With each flight, dedicated photographers are taken to DC with our Honored Veterans to capture the day. These photographers donate their time, skill, and products to our Veterans. With Flight 9, Courtney Paige of Boulder Creek Photography and Kasey Wolters of KC Photography took on the challenge. Over 2,000 photos were taken. Photos are available, for free, on our web site's Photo Page. We encourage everyone to patronize our photographers and show your support for their hard work and donation to Veterans Honor Flight! [...Read more]
May 9, 2023
Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois, Marion IL
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.

Veterans Honor Flight