To date Honor Flight of West Central Florida has flown 2408 War Era Veterans to DC to see the memorials built in their honor.
Welcome Home Mission 31!
Click here to see the celebration. Thank you Susan for the great pictures.
Mission 31 orientation is completed. Thank you to the Quarter Notes from the Academy of the Holy Name for their beautiful voices and sharing their Saturday with us. Our 75 Veterans and their guardians are excited about their flight on Tuesday 9/26!!! Click here to view a few of the photos posted on Facebook.
Mail Call Update: Over 150 Veterans on our two upcoming fall flights will be deeply touched by your wonderful cards, letters and drawings. We are so very grateful to all who have participated throughout the country including Soldiers Angels.
Letters to Honored Veterans
Spread the word and keep those letters coming …
Photos from Honor Flight @ Home #8 on 7/29/17 including the Veterans and The Bomber Girls. Click here to view photos.
We honored 25 beloved Veterans:
- 9 WWII
- 12 Korea
- 2 Vietnam
- 1 Korea and Vietnam
- 1 other
Thank you Bonnie Bray for the photos and to all our fabulous volunteers who changed the lives of these Veterans and their families. It takes teamwork and boy to we have a great team. We are truly grateful.
Photos from Mission 30 coming soon! Check our Facebook photo page for more!
Ways to Help
What are you doing for the 4th of July? Having a cookout with family and friends? Heading to the beach? Going to see fireworks? Guess what Honor Flight of West Central Florida is doing? We are “marching” in the Safety Harbor 4th of July Parade and will even have a decorated float. The Parade will commence at 10 am and will proceed directly down Main Street from Bayshore Drive to 9th Street.
Can’t join us at the parade – how about writing some cards and notes for Mail Call thanking our Veterans for “our freedom”. What a great way to celebrate Independence Day!
To continue our flights, your donations are key! HFWCF can use your help. Support the 1000s of local Veterans enjoy their Honor Flight.
Are you up for another challenge? This will far exceed our previous ones of mail call and postage stamps (even though we will always accept your continued support with these two).
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We realize many of our Veterans have reached a stage in their life that flying to Washington D.C. is no longer an option.
For those Veterans, we invite them to a local Honor Flight at Home event. If you are a War-Era Veteran and interested in attending, please click here HF at Home Veteran to download the application.
Please call us with any questions (727) 498-6079.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.