Honor Flight Network is an organization created solely to honor America's veterans for their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans - World War II survivors along with those other veterans who may be suffering from a terminal illness.
Of all the wars in recent history, it was World War II that truly threastened our very existence as a nation - and as a culturally diverse, free society. According to the Department of Veterans' Affairs an estimted 640 WWII veterans die each day. Our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out.
The inaugural Honor Flight Tour took place in May of 2005 with six small planes taking 12 WWII veterans from Springfield, Ohio on a visit to the memorial in Washington D.C. In August of 2005, an ever-expanding waiting list caused a transition to commercial airline carriers with the goal of accommodating as many veterans as possible. Partering with HonorAir in Hendersonville, North Carolina, the "Honor Flight Network" was formed. Today we continue working aggressively to expand our program to other cities across the nation.
Recently, the national Honor Flight Network approved a regional hub to serve veterans of the Central Coast of California.