Flightless Honor Flight
Cedar Village will be hosting a Flightless Honor Flight on November 17th, 2019 at 2pm. Please see below for more information about the Flightless Honor Flight and for a link to the application.
Honor Flight Tri-State has added a new program called the Flightless Honor Flight. Since Honor Flight Tri-State began to fly veterans over ten years ago, we have focused on World War II veterans. Their memorial was built in their honor in Washington DC over 60 years after the war ended. With the passing of time, many now are too ill to travel or have been advised by their doctor not to travel or to be away from home for 18 hours.
We now realize that many veterans of other wars and conflicts are also in the same position. The Flightless Honor Flight is designed to give these veterans a proper “thank you” for their service too. All veterans age 65 and over who have served either stateside or overseas are eligible to participate in this Flightless Honor Flight program if they are not able to participate in the regular Honor Flight Tri-State trip to Washington DC.
Veterans interested in the Flightless Honor Flight are required to fill out a special application and return it to headquarters in order to participate. Honor Flight Tri-State will honor the first 50 veterans that apply.
Here are the particulars: The veteran and one other person (a guardian escort), will report at a designated place and time. Since veterans will not be flying and only participating in this special program, they will be met by the Honor Flight Ambassador Ground Crew and taken to the checkpoint. A special room will be awaiting the veterans and their escorts where the Ambassadors will treat them to an Honor Flight Tri-State “virtual tour” of the memorials, special presentation of souvenirs and light refreshments.
When the Program is over, about 2 hours later, the veterans and their escort will be led back to their residence OR to their cars to return home. Any other family members are welcome to remain in the staging area with the other revelers.
We want to honor all Veterans for their service and realize that the long Honor Flight Tri-State Trip may not be for everyone. This new program will help us to honor those not able to go with us to Washington DC. This program was designed to simulate an actual flight day. Veterans will experience the Welcome Ceremony, Color Guard, Bagpipers, Mail Call, and upon exiting, they will be treated to the Welcome Home they never got.
Fill out the application and return to the address above. If you have any questions feel free to call Carole Quackenbush, Coordinator at 513-657-8867 or Dee Daniels on the hotline at 513-277-9626 for details.