We were so very honored to have Anthony Allred join us on our 25th Honor Flight Mission. Anthony masterfully captured the essence on our objectives:
- Pay tribute to our War Veterans
- Show them the Memorials built in ‘TH🇺🇸IR’ honor
- Give them the ‘Welcome Home’ most of them never received
Please reach out to all WWII and Korean War Veterans you know, or meet, and encourage them to apply to go on an Honor Flight!
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Welcome Home Mission 25!
Honor Flight of West Central Florida Mission 25
Fox 13 features Veterans Honored with trip to Washington.
Onto Washington, D.C.
On board with Mission 25
Support Mission 25
Wear your red, white and blue, bring flags, posters, etc. Let these vets know how much they are appreciated.
When: April 26th
Where: St Pete-Clearwater International Airport Baggage Claim
Time: Flight is scheduled to arrive at 8:30 p.m.
Please arrive at 8:00 p.m. to get in place (or sooner if you have any setup to do).
Next 2016 Honor Flights to Washington
Four flights are planned for 2016. The next flights to Washington, D.C. are:
Mission 25 – Tuesday, April 26, 2016 (orientation is Saturday, April 23, 2016)
Mission 26 – Tuesday, June 7, 2016 (orientation is Saturday, June 4, 2016)
Countdown to Mission 26:
If you are a Veteran and interested in joining us on an upcoming mission, please complete and submit your application.
If you are interested in becoming a guardian and sharing in the experience of a lifetime, please complete and submit your application.
Thank you to everyone who has supported our Honor Flight Missions in 2015. Your dedication to our Nation’s heroes is to be commended.
See Mission videos and photos on our Honor Flight of West Central Florida Facebook page!
- Veterans Flown: 1,806 to their Memorials in Washington D.C.
- Flights completed: 24
- Veterans Honored at Home: 88 Veterans
- Years of service: 4
- In 2011, our inaugural year, with significant support from corporate sponsors and individual donors, we completed four Honor Flights.
- In 2012 we completed four, in 2013 completed seven and in 2014 we completed four.
- In 2015, we completed five flights.
With an estimated 32,000 War-era Veterans living in the West Central Florida area, we have a huge challenge. We need continued support from grateful Americans like yourselves, and the generous participation of area corporations to honor these War-Era Veterans with a tour to D.C. in the manner they deserve.
PRIORITY – Top priority is given to War-era Veterans and terminally ill Veterans that have not yet visited their memorial.
PLEASE NOTE: We schedule our veterans first in and first out. We currently have over 300 War-era Veterans on our waiting list. Once flown, we will begin to fly our Korean War Veterans followed by Vietnam Veterans and continue in chronological order of conflict. They all have given so much and it is time we show them that their efforts are not forgotten. Please consider donating, volunteering, and/or accompanying a Veteran to D.C. as their Guardian. It will be a lifetime memory for you.