Honor Flight Has To Suspend Flights For 2020 Season
You may have heard about the Honor Flight program that flies veterans to Washington, DC to see memorials for free. Unfortunately, that program has been suspended for the 2020 season.
They fought for our country. The memorials are for them. The least we can do is help them get to see them.
That's what "Honor Flight" is all about. It's a program that allows veterans a free flight to Washington, DC to visit our nation's capital and see some of the memorials that were erected in their honor. Soldiers from WWII, the Korean War, and terminally ill veterans from all wars are given priority on these flights, but this year, they've had to be put on hold.
According to WKBW, "due to continued uncertainty due to covid-19" they will be suspending all remaining flights for the rest of 2020.
Today, we made the very difficult but necessary decision to suspend all trips in 2020. Thank you to our hubs for remaining creative in how you continue to honor our veterans at this time. And thank you to all our supporters. A brighter future is ahead. Planning for 2021 starts now! The Honor Flight Network will continue until every veteran has experienced our national memorials to service.
When you consider that priority on these flights is normally set aside for elderly and terminally ill veterans (Soldiers from WWII, the Korean War, and terminally ill veterans from all wars) it's easy to see that such a trip could be incredibly dangerous.
They are currently planning trips for 2021. To apply, click here to fill out an application.