Honor Flight Southern Arizona: Recognized Hub of the National Honor Flight Network™
“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” — James Allen, Army (February 15, 1806 – August 23, 1846)
WHAT IS HONOR FLIGHT? It is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing veterans with honor and closure (Honor Flight Foundation). Their mission is to transport America’s Veterans to Washington, DC to visit memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifice. Honor Flight began in Springfield, Ohio in 2005 taking 12 WWII veterans to Washington DC. Today there are 130 hubs in 45 states with two in Arizona. There is no cost to the veteran. The foundation receives no government funding and relies solely on private donations.
- Veterans served in 2018: 21,189
- Veterans on a waiting list: 38,054 (priority given to WWII, 640 die daily, and terminally ill).
- Guardians in 2018: 19,383 (each veteran travels with a Guardian who pays their own way)
Pat Neel, TWOQC President
FMM: August 30, 2019