Thursday, June 25, 2009

Check out this awesome organization focused on World War II Veterans and/or veterans from any war that have a terminal illness. The goal of Honor Flight Network is to transport 25,000 veterans from across the United States to the World War II Memorial. The program presently has 71 hubs in 30 states. By the end of 2009, Honor Flight Network hopes to have a hub in all 50 states. Due to the senior age of our World War II Veterans, and the prediction that we are losing approximately 1,000 of them daily, Honor Flight is committed to make their dream a reality. Their current focus remains on World War II veterans and those veterans from any war who have a terminal illness.

If you know of someone who is a World War II veteran or a veteran with a terminal illness, you are encouraged to fill out an application and send it in. And remember, every World War II veteran flies free. No donations will be accepted from a World War II veteran.
Click here for more information about the program and/or to download a veteran application.

If you are interested in volunteering to be a guardian (i.e. assisting several veterans throughout the trip), then click here to fill out the guardian application. Note: Training sessions are provided for all guardians prior to the trip and guardians are expected to pay for their trip.