Honor Flights

Dedicated to providing veterans with honor and closure, the Honor Flight is a non-profit organization that transports them to war memorials in Washington, D.C. Priority is first given to World War 2 survivors, terminally ill, but it expands to other veterans of conflicts such Korean War. 

The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people march with you.
— Dwight D. Eisenhower, Normandy Landings

640 World War 2 veterans die each day. Over 27,000 people are on the waiting list. Over 20,000 veterans flew to the D.C. area to see the monuments in 2016. Will Rogers was quoted as saying, "We can't all be heroes. Some of us have to have to stand on the curb and clap as they walk by." Besides financial donations are needed, individuals are welcome to meet the flights as they come into the airport terminals.