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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 will return to Washington DC on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. Veterans can register on our web site to be considered for the flight.  Mission 10 on May 9th, 2023, carried our  700th veteran. We expect our 800th veteran to be carried on Mission 11. [...Read more]
Where will be you be at 5pm on Tuesday, May 9 th ? 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!” 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.” The 10-member Welcome Home Committee meets monthly to plan the event which is expected to unite the community in honoring our Veterans. The Flight #10 Welcome Home Celebration will be held outside at the front airport entranc [...Read more]
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]
Sept 26, 2023
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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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