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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]
Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois completed their seventh flight to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 after a nearly two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The all-volunteer group departed Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois at 5:30am for a day packed with visits to memorials in our nation's capitol. This flight carried 87 veterans, including three World War II veterans. Flight 7 made stops at the National World War II Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Vietnam War Memorial before breaking for lunch. After lunch, a surprise additional stop was added to the tour with stops at the Franklin Delanor Roosevelt Memorial and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. These stops had never been included in a Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois [...Read more]
  Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois  Invites Public to Welcome Home Ceremony  Plenty of Parking, Transportation, Food and Entertainment  Where will be you be at 5pm on Tuesday, September 28th? Hopefully at Veterans Airport of  Southern Illinois 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 Celebration and  want to invite everyone to come out and enjoy the festivities.  “Community support for the previous Honor Flight Welcome Home events has been overwhelming!” stated Deborah Hogg, Welcome Home organizer. “There is no better way to celebrate our Veterans and honor them than by giving them a Hero’s welcome home.”  [...Read more]
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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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