Greater Peoria Honor Flight
ABOUT HONOR FLIGHT
The World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. was completed and dedicated in May 2004. It is a long overdue “Thank You” to the men and women who sacrificed so much for our freedom, and a memorial to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. It was so long overdue that many WWII survivors have been unable to visit their Memorial due to barriers of advanced age such as health matters, stamina, finances, or other travel impediments. Honor Flight provides a way for many of these Veterans to visit and reflect at their Memorial.WWII Veterans pay nothing for this trip. They have given enough. Honor Flights are funded by community donations from generous individuals, corporations, foundations, and other groups who wish to be an important part of honoring these heroes. The cost is also defrayed in part by Honor Flight volunteer “guardians,” who make a substantial donation in order to honor Veterans in a very personal way, escorting them and being there to help as needed throughout the day.
Our mission is simple. Safely transport Veterans to Washington D. C. to see their National World War II Memorial. As quickly as possible. Why? To be frank, time is limited for our WWII heroes. WWII Veterans are leaving us at a rate of over 1,000 every day. It is now or never. They were our heroes, now we can be theirs.