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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]
Veterans in DC
Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois has announced that Flight 7 will transport 87 of our area’s honored veterans to Washington D.C. on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Originally planned for May 5, 2020, Flight 7 has been postponed several times due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With the latest guidance from the CDC and relaxing of local COVID-19 restrictions, it is now possible to conduct an Honor Flight and to ensure veteran safety. All veterans originally selected to fly on May 5 remain on the flight. Veterans have also been given the option to fly at a later time, if they wish. The flight will depart Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois at 5:15am and return at 8:00pm. The public is invited to attend the Welcome Home ceremony beginning at 5:00pm. Those in attendance d [...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.