HONOR FLIGHT NWO IS KEEPIN’ ‘EM FLYIN’ Two jets, one mission continues!
The Honor Flight Network will do whatever it takes to fulfill the dreams of our veterans and help our heroes travel to Washington DC to see their war memorials absolutely free.
Honor Flight Northwest Ohio is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed in 2007 to send the veterans of Northwest Ohio to Washington, DC to see the memorials built to honor their service. To date, 1082 veterans have safely flown on 25 flights to see their memorials.
The Honor Flight Network was founded by Earl Morse in 2005. To date, this network, which is comprised of 101 regional hubs in 39 states, has flown approximately 81,000 veterans to the memorials in Washington, DC. As one of the networks safest hubs, we are proud to be a part of this overwhelming achievement.
However, time is of the essence. The Department of Veteran’s Affairs estimates that approx 1,000 WWII veterans die each day. Due to their deteriorating health, and their financial limitations, most veterans would not be able to see their memorial on their own. It is through the generosity of our volunteers, corporate and individual sponsors, that Honor Flight Northwest Ohio is able to help provide this service to these veterans.
$400.00 is all it takes to sponsor a veteran for this one-day-trip. This all-inclusive trip provides transportation to and from Washington, DC, bus service to the memorials, all meals and beverages throughout the day. In addition, wheelchairs are available for each veteran making the trip. A trained medical team accompanies each flight to assist with medical needs such as oxygen and diabetes management (insulin).
98% of all donations to our organization are used to get the veterans to their memorials. Our guardians each pay for the privilege of escorting the veterans on this trip. Local medical providers have generously donated the equipment needed for each flight. Our executive committee is unpaid; they too volunteer their time for this once in a lifetime opportunity.