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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 […]

COVID-19 Delays Spring Flights

The Board of Directors of Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois has voted to delay the two flights planned for the Spring of 2020 until further notice. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic poses a threat to the veterans whom these flights serve. The Honor Flight Network (HFN), the national organization which governs all Honor Flight hubs […]

Flight 7 Rescheduled due to COVID-19

Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois is actively monitoring the current COVID-19, commonly known as “coronavirus,” situation. The Board of Directors is in constant communication with The Honor Flight Network, our national office, regarding the situation and how it may affect Honor Flight activities. The US Centers for Disease Control has issued guidance advising elderly […]

Flight 7 Veterans Selected

In anticipation of the seventh flight of Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois, veteran selection packets have been mailed. Flight 7 will transport 87 veterans to Washington D.C. on May 5, 2020. In accordance with the policies of Honor Flight, World War II veterans were selected first, followed by those serving between WWII and the […]

Walmart Continues Support of Veterans Honor Flight

Area Walmart stores continued their support of Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois with a donation of $5,000 today. Walmart is one of many Southern Illinois businesses which support the donation-funded organization. With today’s donation, Walmart has donated $53,000 to Veterans Honor Flight in addition to providing supplies for flights and other events. “Partners like […]

Two Flights Planned for Spring 2020

Following the conclusion of Welcome Home celebrations from this fall’s 6th flight, the Board of Directors of Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois announced a big surprise for Spring 2020. Since the Inaugural Flight in April 2017, Veterans Honor Flight has been traveling to DC twice per year with one flight in the spring and […]

Welcome Home Celebration – October 1, 2019

The Welcome Home Celebration for Flight 6 begins at 5:00pm. Veterans are scheduled to arrive home from Washington D.C. at 8:10pm. Food and fun are available for the whole family starting at 5pm! Parking Parking at Veterans Airport is extremely limited. Please park in our satellite parking locations: Cornerstone Church, Marion (old Walmart building) Community […]

Flight 6 Announced

Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois is proud to announce the 6th mission to Washington D.C. will depart on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from Veterans Airport in Marion. Veterans Honor Flight is currently seeking a flight sponsor to help in funding this flight. Anyone interested in sponsoring should email contact@veteranshonorflight.org.

Flight 5 Deadlines

Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois announced Flight 5 will depart on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Flight 5 is made possible by a donation from Ms. Mary Nell Chew. Veteran Application Deadline: March 22, 2019 Guardian Application Deadline: March 22, 2019 Guardian Mandatory Training Date: April 13, 2019 Veteran Medical Evaluation Date: April 27, 2019 […]

VHF Announces Fully-Funded 5th Flight Set for May 14

On February 1, Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois chairman Bryan Questelle announced Mission 5 — the 5th flight to Washington D.C. honoring our nation’s veterans — would be departing Marion on May 14, 2019. Making the flight possible was an $83,000 donation from Mary Nell Chew of Carbondale. Ms. Chew originally applied to be […]