HONOR FLIGHT FEATURED AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE MARCH 28th “NCIS” TELEVISION SHOW!

We are always so humbled to hear the eloquence and emotion with which Veterans and their families describe the impact of their Honor Flight Central Florida journey.

The memories of our Honor Flight Guardians, staff, and volunteers are equally powerful. Those of us who had the honor of travelling alongside our Honorees, or greeting them at the airport shared in an experience we will always treasure.

On Tuesday, March 28, at 8 p.m. Eastern time, viewers of CBS-TV’s top-rated prime-time drama, NCIS, will get a glimpse into the world our Honorees experienced and Guardians and Volunteers helped to shape.

NCIS writer Gina Lucita Monreal found her inspiration for the episode in her grandfather-in-law’s Honor Flight experience, and the renewed sense of pride and purpose with which he returned home after his Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. While the episode’s story line is fictional, the deep and meaningful connections established among travelling veterans, and the passion of Honor Flight’s Guardians and volunteers, shine through true and clear.

This unprecedented nationwide exposure provides Honor Flight Central Florida and the Honor Flight Network with an invaluable opportunity to move closer to our goal of personally thanking every Central Florida area WWII, Korean and Vietnam war veteran with his or her long-overdue day of honor. We hope to use it as a catalyst for reaching local veterans who’ve yet to fly with us , while also encouraging the crucial financial and volunteer support needed to further our mission to honor Veterans now and long into the future.

We urge you to tune in to this special episode of NCIS on March 28, and encourage your friends, family, business associates and community connections to do the same.

 

SECOND SPRING 2017 HONOR FLIGHT MISSION PLANNED FOR JUNE 3RD!

We are excited to have a second spring 2017 flight mission to our nation’s capital planned for Saturday June 3rd. The very best way to share our mission with others is by word of mouth. We are giving top priority to WWll Veterans on our 2017 flights, so if you know one that would like to view and reflect at their memorials in Washington DC at no cost to them, direct them to our website or call us at (407) 203-7010 for more information. Time is running our for us to honor the members of our greatest generation as we are losing them at the rate of 366 each and every day.

Family members, friends and even total strangers can play a critical role on Honor Flight Missions by accompanying one of our Hero’s as their personal Honor Flight Guardian. Honor Flight Guardians are Donors who cover their own cost to travel on a Flight Mission and donate their time to meet and accompany our Honorees on their Honor Flight. Nothing could be more rewarding than to be with our Honored Vets and share the stories of their service and possibly the closure and release that many of our Heroes experience. As a Guardian, you will have the first hand opportunity to assure your assigned Veteran has a day full of Honor and Tribute recognizing their service and sacrifice to our Country.

 

EVERY DONATION MATTERS!

We cannot complete our mission without the generous support of the public.

All donations can support an important part of our flight missions.

For example:

  • Your donation of $10 will buy lunch for one of our Honored Veterans
  • Your donation of $15 will buy dinner for one of our Honored Veterans
  • Your donation of $30 will pay for breakfast, lunch & dinner for one Honored Veterans
  • Your donation of $50 will pay for lunch for five of our Honored Veterans
  • Your donation of $75 will pay for ten flight bags provided to our Honored Veterans
  • Your donation of $100 will pay for three bus seats for our Honored Veterans
  • Your donation of $250 will pay for lunch for all our Honored Veterans on a 2017 Flight 
  • Your donation of $500 will pay all cost of providing a Veteran with an Honor Flight
  • Your donation of $1,000 will pay for Honor Flight T-Shirts for all our Honored Veterans in 2017

Your business can sponsor:

  • $750 will pay for Meals for all Honored Veterans on one 2017 Honor Flight Mission 
  • $1,000 will pay airfare for four Honored Veterans
  • $5,000 will pay the full cost of providing Honor Flights for ten Honored Veterans
  • $12,500 will pay the airfare for all the Honored veterans on a 2017 Flight Mission

HONOR FLIGHT CENTRAL FLORIDA IS A 501 C-3 ALL VOLUNTEER CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION. OVER 95% OF THE FUNDS WE RAISE GO DIRECTLY TO PAYING COST ASSOCIATED WITH OUR MISSION OF PROVIDING NO COST HONOR FLIGHTS TO OUR HONOREES.

YOUR DONATION MAY BE TAX DEDUCTIBLE – CHECK WITH YOUR TAX PROFESSIONAL

OUR FIRST 2017 HONOR FLIGHT MISSION PLANNED FOR MAY 6th!

We have scheduled the first Honor Flight Central Florida Flight Mission for the spring of 2017 on Saturday, May 6th. Our hub’s plans have us taking 24 Honored Veterans from the Central Florida community to the Nation’s Capital to view and reflect at the memorials built in their honor. If you are a WWll or Korea War Veteran OR if you know a WWll or Korea War Veteran who would like to be considered as an Honoree for this flight, we need your application to begin the process of completing our Honoree list. If you are interested in a once in a lifetime opportunity to accompany one of our esteemed Honorees and members of our Greatest Generation who served and sacrificed for us, we will need your Guardian application and a donation to cover your cost soon if you are to be considered. We give priority to terminally ill Veterans of any era, WWll Veterans, then Korea War Veterans in that order.

We can be reached by phone at (407) 203-7010 or by email at: honor.flight.central.florida@gmail.com for more information.

“We can’t all be heroes, some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they go by”

Will Rogers

OCTOBER 22, 2016 FLIGHT MISSION UPDATE

October 22, 2016 – Orlando, FL

We are proud to provide some details about our pending Honor Flight Central Florida Mission #17 to our Nation’s Capital. We are very pleased to be providing an Honor Flight for 47 Florida Senior Veterans who deserve our thanks for serving our Country during WWll, Korea and Vietnam. Veterans of the Army, Army Air Corps, Army Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force will be traveling with us on their Honor Flight to view and reflect at the memorials built to Honor them.

Our oldest Honoree served the Nation in WWll and is 97 years old and is one of twenty Honorees who are members of our “Greatest Generation”.  We are also pleased to be Honoring two women who both proudly served in the U.S. Navy – a 92 year old Florida resident who did so in WWll, and another who served throughout the Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War eras.

We will be returning from the Capital at a scheduled time of 9:30PM via Southwest Airlines Flight#3575 from BWI Airport. We hope that the public can play an important role in our Honoree’s day by assembling in Orlando Airport Terminal A at 10PM (by Starbucks) to greet our flight and show their personal appreciation for those who defended this Nation at pivotal moments in our history. Rarely will you have the opportunity to find this many local senior heroes in one place at one time, so we encourage all to show their personal appreciation and bring family and friends along with signs and flags, to give them the welcome home they deserve and never got following their service. Please check with Southwest Airlines for our on time arrival before heading to the airport and remember:

“We can’t all be heroes, because some of us have to stand on the curb and clap when they go by”