Local Vets Saluted - Impressed During Cleveland Honor Flight Trip - August 19, 2016 Click here to view the Plain Dealer article.
If you are a veteran and would like to visit the memorials in Washington DC, complete the veteran's application by clicking on the veteran application link below. The trip is absolutely free to U.S. veterans.
Once you complete the application, sign it, date it and mail it to the address at the bottom of the application. You will be placed on a first-come, first-served basis for the next available flight based on the date the application arrives at the Honor Flight Cleveland office.
Local Brothers Depart for Washington DC on Honor Flight - November 10, 2017
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Vets Visit Washington on Honor Flight Cleveland Trip - August 24, 2017
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Honor Flight Cleveland President Recognized as Outstanding Veteran of the Year - February 11, 2018
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If you wish to travel with a particular person as your guardian (every veteran is accompanied on the trip by a guardian), please make sure to write his/her name on the appropriate line of the application. You are not required to select a guardian. If you do not have a guardian in mind to accompany you on the trip, a trained volunteer guardian will be assigned to you. If you choose to select your own guardian, please have that individual complete the Guardian's Application by clicking on the Guardian link below.
Veterans receive round trip airfare from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to Baltimore-Washington International Airport, chartered bus transportation, continental breakfast, lunch buffet and box dinner, Honor Flight Cleveland T-shirt and cap, disposable camera, post cards and brochures of the memorials. Souvenirs are not included.
The guardian plays an essential role in the veteran's Honor Flight venture. The guardian is a travel companion to the vet, who provides one-on-one assistance to assure safety, comfort and a positive Honor Flight experience. The guardian assists the vet through security at the airports, boarding the plane, getting on and off the bus, assuring the vet gets his/her meals, pushing the veteran in a wheelchair (as necessary), and accompanying him/her to all the memorials.
If you would like to accompany a veteran on a trip as an escort, please complete the guardian application by clicking on the link below. The cost to all guardians is $250 payable to Honor Flight Cleveland and is due one week before the flight. If you wish to travel with a particular veteran, make sure you indicate so on the appropriate line of the application. Your trip will include air transportation to and from Baltimore-Washington International Airport, chartered bus transportation, continental breakfast, lunch buffet and box dinner, airport parking, and an Honor Flight Cleveland T-shirt. Souvenirs are not included.
Guardians are required to attend a training session before their assigned flight. Training sessions are held in three different locations from March through October. You do not need to make a reservation to attend, but you are required to attend prior to your flight. For the training dates, times and locations,click on the Calendar link. If you volunteer for multiple flights, one training is all that is required.
Honor Flight Cleveland would not be successful without the generous support of our volunteers. If you would like to share your time and talent with Honor Flight Cleveland, please complete the volunteer application below.
Volunteer duties include, but are not limited to:
Airport on flight dates: meeting, greeting and assisting veterans, setting up/taking down tables and chairs for registration and continental breakfast, unloading/loading wheelchairs, preparing veteran goody bags, distributing T-shirts
Office support: handling routine clerical tasks, creating promotional literature, maintaining databases
Special events: manning informational booths at events geared toward veterans, assisting with fundraising