Honor Flight Network
- 9 October, 2013
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Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.
Of all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nation—and as a culturally diverse, free society. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 640 WWII veterans die each day.
Our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out.
Collier County Honor Flight
- 9 May, 2013
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Collier County Honor Flight’s mission is to transport Naples and Marco Island area Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices. We were established on September 25th, 2013 to bring this program to the Collier County area. A very successful inaugural flight took place on November 9th, 2013, just six weeks after forming.
Support for these trips is provided by volunteers and is at no cost to the veterans. Top priority is given to our most senior heroes – survivors of WWII and any veteran with a terminal illness who wishes to visit their memorial. The program will also extend to our Korean War Veterans as space allows. In the future, we will naurally transition to the Vietnam War and all other veterans who served, on a chronological basis.
Trips are simply not possible without public support. Prior to the Honor Flight Network, many veterans had given up all hope of ever seeing the World War II Memorial. Now they have hope, but time is not on our side. We truly believe that the service of our WWII vets and their sacrifices saved the world from oppression and this is our very small way of saying, “thank you.”