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.
ARLINGTON, Va. (August 16, 2021) Media invited to ceremony welcoming veterans back to DC’s memorials – The Honor Flight Network resumes travel to Washington, DC this week after pausing its iconic trips for America’s veterans for nearly 16 months as a COVID-19 precaution. Honor Flight’s Chicago hub will transport 113 veterans to the nation’s war memorials on August 18 and host a brief ceremony at the National Mall’s World War II Memorial to mark Honor Flight’s long-awaited return.
Aaron Kassraie, AARP - After grounding all trips due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Honor Flight Network is returning to the sky Aug. 18 to fly veterans to Washington, D.C., to tour the memorials dedicated to their service. The nonprofit organizes and provides the service to veterans who would not otherwise be able to afford the trip.