Welcome to Honor Flight Historic Triangle Virginia
Serving Hampton Roads, the Richmond area, and Northeast North Carolina
Photo "Reflections of Courage and Honor" by Mission 11 photographer Kevin Ferrara (Ferrara Digital Art)
HFHTVA Mission 19 - April 21, 2018
We are currently planning HFHTVA Mission 19 and we need your help! If you know a WWII, Korean War, or Vietnam War Veteran who has not participated in a previous Honor Flight mission please let us know ASAP. We want to get these heroes to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials built to honor their sacrifice and service and time is running out!
Our records show that as of Mission 18 HFHTVA has escorted 1,485 Veterans to our Nation’s capital
since our first mission in May 2009. A
closer look at the numbers revealed 2017 was the first year WWII Veterans
weren’t the majority on each trip. Korean
War Veterans held a slight majority on Mission 17 and Vietnam War Veterans were
the overwhelming majority on Mission 18. We believe this shift in the demographics signals we have achieved our
original goal of assisting all local WWII Veterans who were willing and able to
visit the National WWII Memorial. With
this in mind we are announcing our 2018 missions (Mission 19 and Mission 20) will
be our last.
A recent update to Honor Flight Network policy now allows us to include "tweeners" . . . those are Veterans that served between WWII and the Korean War (1 Jan 47 - 24 Jun 50) and between the Korean War and the Vietnam War (1 Feb 55 - 27 Feb 61). We are NOW accepting applications for HFHTVA Mission 19.
HFHTVA would like to thank all of the businesses and individuals who provided either in-kind or monetary donations to support our program - these trips are not possible without your extremely generous contributions. Again, thank you to all for helping us make this such a wonderful experience for our World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War Veterans!
Would you like to travel or participate on a future HFHTVA trip? For those World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War Veterans that have not yet participated in one of our Honor Flights, we hope you will consider applying by completing and sending in your signed application by either fax or mail. And the best part? The cost to the Veteran is $0.00 (zero)! That's right . . . Veterans travel for FREE!! Terminally ill Veterans are also given special consideration, but condition must be confirmed by a licensed physician.
Veteran applications are available for download from the "Veterans Applications" page of this website (CLICK HERE
). Guardian applications to escort the veterans on the trip are available for download from the "Guardian Applications" page of this website (CLICK HERE
). Don't wait ... We cut off when the buses are full.
Please continue to keep track of our website for updates regarding future Honor Flight trips and activities.
If you have any questions or comments that cannot be answered using the links available on the main menu bar, please CONTACT US
by email call us at 800-619-0578 or 757-655-4342 (please note we do not have a live phone operator).
Our program operates entirely on donated funds, so if you would like to make a tax deductible financial contribution, please visit the "Donations" page of our website (CLICK HERE
If you are able to volunteer some time to helping us organize the trips, recruit veterans and guardians, or raise funds to pay for the veterans' travel costs, please call us at 800-619-0578 or 757-655-4342. Even a small amount of time would be very helpful to us.
Please visit the "Before You Go" Website to hear our song and then pass it on to a World War II Veteran you know: http://www.beforeyougo.us
"We can't all be heroes, some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they go by" - Will Rogers
MISSION 18 GUARDIAN TRAINING (Southside/Peninsula)