Everyone’s Invited to Welcome Home Mission 12 Veterans

Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois welcomes everyone to join us on May 7 at Veterans Airport to welcome home 88 Veterans who are being honored on Mission 12. Festivities begin at 5:30pm. Mission 12 is expected to land at Veterans Airport around 8:30pm. The public is invited to bring signs to welcome our heroes […]

Mission 13 Veteran Application Deadline April 21

Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois is deep into plans for a 13th Mission to Washington DC. Planned for the Fall of 2024, Mission 13 will aim to transport 85 veterans to DC to see the memorials built in their honor. Veterans Honor Flight currently has over 500 veteran applications on file, waiting for selection. […]

J&L Custom Automotive Leprechaun Hunt

J&L Custom Automotive in Mulkeytown is once again hosting an event to benefit Veterans Honor Flight. Returning for 2024 is the Leprechaun Hunt! Jeep lovers, get ready for a thrilling adventure! We’re excited to announce that J & L Custom Automotive Leprechaun Hunt Jeep Run and Jeep Raffle is happening on March 16th, 2024. And […]

Mission 12 Takes Off May 7!

Upon the conclusion of Mission 11, the Board of Directors of Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois announced the 12th mission to transport Veterans to Washington D.C. is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, 2024. “The generosity of Southern Illinois just keeps coming,” said Bryan Questelle, chairman. “Thanks to the donations made, we’re able to continue […]

Welcome Home Information – Mission 11

Mission 11 is Tuesday, September 26, 2023. Schedule Rides Mass Transit busses from parking lot start at 5:00pm The Daniel Brothers perform at 6:00pm Whiskey & Rust perform at 7:00pm Welcome Veterans Home at 8:45pm (Flight lands at 8:30pm) About The Welcome Home Celebration The Welcome Home committee encourages the general public to bring Welcome […]

Mission 11 Scheduled for September 26, 2023

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.

Harrison-Bruce Foundation Fully Funds Flight 10

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 […]

Volunteers Recognized for Contributions to Honor Flight

Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois recognized the team of over 300 volunteers that contribute to each flight at a dinner held at The Pavilion in Marion. “We are only able to continue this mission because of the work all of you put in,” board chairman Bryan Questelle said.  During the dinner, the board recognized […]

Photos Posted from Flight 9

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, […]

Board Establishes Award in Memory of Lt. 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. […]