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Next flight:
September 3rd 2024

Welcome our Heroes home!
Shuttles available from CEFCU parking lot
starting at 8pm.
Veterans will arrive around 930pm.

Operation Penguin
September 26th 2024

We are very excited to announce Operation Penguin!! 


Fun fact about penguins: they are flightless birds. However, to borrow a phrase from our friends at the Penguin Project, penguins may not be able to fly, but that doesn’t keep them from soaring! 

We recognize that for a variety of reasons there are veterans for whom the traditonal honor flight experience with the flight to DC & back may not be an option. Have no fear, operation Penguin is here. 


What is that? It’s a flightless Honor Flight. 

When? Thursday, Sept 26th 2024

Where? Peoria, Illinois 

How to apply? Fill out a veteran application form online & in the “additional medical comments or concerns “ add Operation Penguin.

What does the day look like? Visiting memorials in Peoria-including the Vietnam traveling memorial wall in East Peoria. A program at the 182nd Air National Guard. Breakfast & lunch. 

Welcome home? Absolutely!  

Do I need a guardian? Yes.

Can my spouse attend? Yes!

For guardians/spouse there will be a $60 fee per person to cover their expenses. 

How long is the day? Approximately 8 hours

If I have already applied for the D.C. flight, can I change my application to this one? Yes, just let us know via email

Can I do both (D.C. & Penguin) ? No.


Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions!

Luke (GPHF president) & Yvonne Rosenbohm

Mail Call Address
Veteran's Name
C/O Greater Peoria Honor Flight
P.O. Box 43
Tremont, IL 61518

Thank you to our supporters!
Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino
Peoria International Airport

Learn how Honor Flight was started.


Enjoy some of the incredible photos from our past flights.


It takes many volunteers to get our flights off the ground.


Learn about Greater Peoria Honor Flight and our Mission.

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