Welcome Home Celebration for Flight 8

Welcome Home Celebration Tuesday, June 7 5pm – 9pm All events are outdoors, restrooms available. Lawn chairs are recommended. Food trucks available starting at 5pm. Flight arrival 8:10pm Parking Cornerstone Church (click for map) Sam’s Club Community of Faith Church Shuttles run constantly to & from Veterans Airport Parking is NOT available at Veterans Airport […]

Veterans Honor Flight to Return to Washington D.C. in June

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 […]

Successful Flight 7 Brings 87 Veterans to D.C.

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 […]

Public Invited to 7th Welcome Home Celebration

  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 […]

Veterans Honor Flight to Resume Flying September 28

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 […]

Vaccines Required on 2021 Honor Flights

The Honor Flight Network, the national organization which governs all Honor Flight hubs has announced that all passengers on honor flights in 2021 will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The two dose vaccine from Moderna or Pfizer, or the single dose vaccine from Johnson and Johnson are sufficient. For those who receive a two […]

Veterans Honor Flight Plans Fall 2021 Flight

Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois has been notified by The Honor Flight Network that flights are not allowed prior to July 1, 2021. Because of this, Veterans Honor Flight is planning to conduct Flight 7 in the Fall of 2021. Originally scheduled for May 2020, Flight 7 veterans and guardians have been selected. Everyone […]

Support Honor Flight with new Face Masks!

Veterans Honor Flight is proud to announce new face masks with our logo on them. Each mask purchased is a donation to Veterans Honor Flight! Click here to buy your face mask now!

2020 Flights Postponed Until Spring 2021

As you know, our travel plans for Honor Flight have been drastically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic currently worldwide. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Honor Flight Network, as well as federal and state governments, our plans for Honor Flight have changed once again. Our plans to fly this fall […]

Spring Flights Postponed Due to COVID-19

The Veterans Honor Flight Board of Directors was informed Thursday that The Honor Flight Network (HFN), the national organization which coordinates Honor Flight hubs, extended the ban on Honor Flights through June 30, 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. Currently, Maryland’s stay at home order is “indefinite” in duration and Virginia’s stay […]