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To our Honor Flight volunteers,
the staff at St. Pete/Clearwater Airport, our friends at TSA,
the groups who supported us financially
and with in-kind donations,
the guardians who gave so lovingly to our Veterans – THANK YOU!

In 2016, we touched the lives of 301 Veterans who flew on four missions,
and 167 Veterans who were honored during our “Honor Flight at Home” programs.
With the deepest of gratitude, thank you for making this possible.

Coming soon – the flight schedule for 2017.

 If you are a Veteran and interested in joining us on an upcoming mission, please download, complete and submit your application.

If you are interested in becoming a guardian and sharing in the experience of a lifetime, please download, complete and submit your application.

IN BRIEF:

Thank you to everyone who has supported our Honor Flight Missions in 2016. 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!

  • In 2016, we completed four flights and three Honor Flights at Home.
  • Veterans Flown: 2,107 to their Memorials in Washington D.C. 
  • Flights completed: 28
  • Veterans Honored at Home: 208 Veterans
  • Years of service: 5
  • In 2015, we completed five flights.
  • In 2012 we completed four, in 2013 completed seven and in 2014 we completed four.
  • In 2011, our inaugural year, with significant support from corporate sponsors and individual donors, we completed four Honor 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.

To continue our flights, your donations are key! Also, if you have time to volunteer, HFWCF can use your help. Your energy helps the thousands of local Veterans enjoy their Honor Flight.

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.

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!

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.

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Bryana Hernandez's Gravatar Bryana Hernandez
    May 23, 2016    

    My grandfather, Frank Tooley, went on the April 2015 Greenville Upstate flight. His bag with his jacket and some other belongings was misplaced somewhere along the way. I have checked everywhere with anyone I can think of with no luck. It is a black jacket with his name badge and a few other badges on the front, and a Korean War badge on the back. If anyone knows anything about it, please contact me at 8645165334. Thank you.

  2. May 21, 2016    

    If you have not already done so, please go to our website http://www.honorflightwcf.org and Apply for a Flight by completing the Veteran Application and mailing it to our PO Box as per the instructions. This trip is free for our Veterans. WE look forward to having your father-in-law on our upcoming flights.