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Honor Flight Mission 20 to Washington D.C. on April 21, 2015 was successfully completed. See Mission 20 videos and photos on our Honor Flight of West Central Florida Facebook page!

Honor Flight of West Central Florida ® (HFWCF) was established in late 2010 as an official Regional Hub of the National Honor Flight Network. As part of the Network, HFWCF provides all expense paid flights for War Era Veterans in the Tampa Bay area to visit their memorials in Washington, D.C.

  • Veterans Flown: 1,493
  • Veterans to their Memorials in Washington D.C. 
  • Flights completed: 20
  • Veterans Honored at Home: 64 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.

With an estimated 32,000 WWII 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 WWII 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 WWII 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.

8 Comments

  1. Victoria Dore's Gravatar Victoria Dore
    April 21, 2015    

    My 1st time to attend one of these events. Excited to be there to honor these brave Americans who sacrifice selflessly

  2. Terri's Gravatar Terri
    April 21, 2015    

    It is such an honor to be able to show all our WW11 vets how much we respect and thanks we have for their sacrifices! I’m looking forward to surprising my father when he gets home this evening. He doesn’t know we’ll be their, GOD BLESS ALL WHO VOLUTEERED TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE…

  3. Maureen's Gravatar Maureen
    April 21, 2015    

    I take care of a 93 yr. old WWII vet and would love to have him go but he’s not wanting anyone but me to take him. The only problem is I don’t have the extra money for this. Do you help with the funds to send the companion?

    Thank you
    Maureen

  4. Linda Nelson's Gravatar Linda Nelson
    April 22, 2015    

    I wasn’t quite sure what to expect as this was the first time for our family attending an Honor Flight Homecoming. I am so happy we went! A must do for everyone in our community. I look forward to attending in the future and my husband is very interested in being a Guardian. It was such a special and joyful evening. I bet all the Vets had a good night’s sleep.

    • michael conforti's Gravatar michael conforti
      April 23, 2015    

      I had the privilege to escort my uncle on mission#20 and will tell you it was a very emotional and unforgettable day for the both of us. By all means, take the opportunity to be a vets guardian as there were more than a few that needed one. You will never forget it.

  5. Cheryl Holden Schneider's Gravatar Cheryl Holden Schneider
    April 23, 2015    

    My father, Richard (Corky) Holden was front and center among his fellow proud veterans who flew to Washington, DC. Thank you Honor Flight WCF!

  6. May 2, 2015    

    Would like to be a Volunteer.

  7. Gary Himert's Gravatar Gary Himert
    May 2, 2015    

    I was on April’s Guardian list, and was told I was going to be needed in May. Do I need to re-apply?

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