Southeast Florida Honor Flight
Southeast Florida Honor Flight, a 100% volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization, is one of 130 hubs in 45 states that make up the National Honor Flight Network. All Honor Flight hubs are dedicated to honoring local veterans with a trip to Washington, DC to visit their memorials at absolutely no cost to the veteran. Formed in 2008, our hub, based in Stuart, FL, serves the following counties, utilizing Palm Beach International Airport: Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Okeechobee, Glades and Palm Beach.
WWII, Korean and Vietnam War veterans are flown to Washington, DC to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to our most senior patriots--WWII veterans and veterans of any war who are terminally ill. The one-day journey to Washington, DC includes a chartered airliner, bus transportation, police escort, meals, t-shirts and hats, paramedic service and other amenities required to travel as comfortably as possible. Disabled veterans are also welcomed, and with advanced arrangements, oxygen can be made available.
Every trip is escorted by a team of well-trained volunteers and guardians, who personally accompany this elite group of veterans throughout the Honor Flight day. The volunteers and guardians pay their own way ensuring that 100% of the proceeds go to the mission.
Southeast Florida Honor Flight Veterans Flown
2009 - 50 WWII
2010 - 222 WWII
2011 - 243 WWII
2012 - 337 WWII
2013 - 340 WWII
2014 - 370 WWII
2015 - 345 WWII, 10 Korean War
2016 - 181 WWII, 166 Korean War, 2 Vietnam War
2017 - 95 WWII, 171 Korean War
2018 - 54 WWII, 242 Korean War, 26 Vietnam War
2019 - 34 WWII, 113 Korean War, 94 Vietnam War
2020 - All flights canceled because of Covid-19
2021 - 3 flights canceled, 12 WWII, 35 Korean , 17 Vietnam
2022 - 12 WWII, 48 Korean, 88 Vietnam (to date)
Total of 3,375 local veterans flown to Washington, DC
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