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NEWS
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]
Dan Finke
The Board of Directors of Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois were saddened to learn of the passing of long-time Honor Flight volunteer, Daniel E. "Lt. Dan" Finke. Lt. Dan became a member of the Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois ("VHFSI") team from the beginning. Lt. Dan served as Volunteer Coordinator for VHFSI. Lt. Dan served as a guardian on Flight 1 in 2017. Since then, he greeted each flight upon return to Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois, handing out challenge coins to each veteran who flew. Lt. Dan was selected to fly as an honored veteran on Mission 9, October 4, 2022, but passed away on September 27, 2022 while waiting for his flight. Dan was honored on Mission 9 with an Honor Flag carried in his memory. His longtime friend, and fellow Honor Flight volun [...Read more]
Runway 5K Logo
We are so excited to tell you that the O'Charley's 5K on the Runway is back this year! On November 11, 2022, join us on the runway at Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois to run the 5th annual 5K under the runway lights! Runners and walkers from throughout the area are invited to come out and enjoy a trip around the airport runway with the glow of runway lights to help guide you along. Participants are encouraged to wear patriotic attire, red/white/blue apparel, and lighted accessories. We can't wait to see you there! Cost: $25 for runners and walkers (note:Price increases after October 23, 2022) Date: 11/11/2022 Time: 7 PM Place: Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois [...Read more]
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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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