Started at 14 years old, her campaign total of over $140,000 will send
82 veterans to Washington, D.C. on June 18
ARLINGTON, Va. (June 9, 2022) – The first all-Vietnam veteran Honor Flight trip from Michigan will land in Washington, D.C. on June 18 thanks to the extraordinary support of a local teen. Alice Kraatz of Kalamazoo began fundraising for the trip when she was only 14 years old. Now 17, Kraatz has raised more than $140,000—enough to sponsor the entire plane of veterans travelling to the nation’s capital to experience the memorials built in their honor.
Newly re-opened Military Women’s Memorial to welcome more than 100 women veterans traveling with Honor Flight
Arlington, Va.— An all-women Honor Flight trip will tour the newly re-opened Military Women’s Memorial at the gates of Arlington National Cemetery on June 1, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. The 109 women veterans will travel from Orlando, Fla. with Villages Honor Flight, the local hub of the Honor Flight Network that has brought more than a quarter million veterans to see the national memorials built in their honor. The veterans on this trip will be among the first to see the Memorial since it re-opened to the public on May 27 after six months of renovations.
INDIANAPOLIS — The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) and Honor Flight Network are proud to announce a partnership that will support essential caregivers of Honor Flight participants.
2021-2022 ALA National President Kathy Daudistel has placed focus on uplifting caregivers, especially those of military and veterans. Daudistel is extending this support by promoting caregiver assistance for veterans participating on an Honor Flight trip. This support, funded by donations through the ALA’s poppy program, will help offset the cost of a veteran’s caregiver to accompany the veteran on his or her Honor Flight as they provide essential services such as assistance with the veteran’s activities of daily living or ADL’s.
WASHINGTON (May 10, 2022) – More than one hundred veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam together with dignitaries, volunteers, supporters and leaders of the Honor Flight Network gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, May 3 to commemorate the organization’s milestone of bringing 250,000 veterans to our nation’s capital to visit the memorials that honor their service.
May. 04, 2022 - 2:31 - Shannon Bream and Kevin Corke salute Honor Flight and American veterans during the Midnight Hero segment.
Leo Shane III -Amid ongoing efforts to bring thousands of aging veterans to visit the nation’s capital in 2022, supporters of the Honor Flight Network are asking administration officials to resume police escorts for memorial visits to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding his visit with Honor Flight Bluegrass:
“Yesterday, it was my privilege to welcome a distinguished group of Kentucky veterans from all across the Commonwealth to our nation’s capital.
ARLINGTON, Va. (October 4, 2021) – The Honor Flight Network announced that among the 11 Honor Flight trips arriving in Washington, DC this week, one has been arranged exclusively for women veterans and a second will escort members of the all-African American South Carolina Combat Veterans Association. The women’s trip, organized by Honor Flight Chicago, will tour the national memorials on Wednesday, October 6.
ARLINGTON, Va. (August 18, 2021) – The Honor Flight Network resumed travel to Washington, DC today as 112 veterans traveled with Honor Flight’s Chicago hub to see the national memorials built in their honor. The group was comprised of veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam War. The Honor Flight Network’s iconic trips—which are provided at no cost to the veterans—have been on hold since March 2020 as a COVID-19 precaution.