In addition to escorting WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, and terminally-ill Veterans to Washington, D.C., Greater Peoria Honor Flight also proudly honors deceased Veterans w​ho were never able to see their Memorials.


We accomplish this at the Memorials by conducting a ceremony that is referred to as Flags of Our Heroes.  It is our desire to show the respect so richly deserved to the deceased Veterans who never had the opportunity to visit their Memorials.


For those who would like to participate in this program, Greater Peoria Honor Flight requests a 5 x 7 photo of the Veteran, preferably while in the service. As part of the ceremony, we photograph a memorial wreath along with the deceased Veteran’s picture.

After the trip, the family will receive an 5x7 color photo from Greater Peoria Honor Flight honoring their Veteran. The original photo will also be returned at this time.  There is no charge for participating in this program as this is Greater Peoria Honor Flight's way of showing our respect and appreciation to deceased Veterans.


 If you are interested in participating or request further information, please mail your photo to:​

Greater Peoria Honor Flight

ATTN: Flags Of Our Heroes

P.O. Box 5072

​Peoria, Illinois



Please be sure to include the address you would like all photos returned to.