About Freedom Honor Flight
Freedom Honor Flight is a La Crosse-based organization founded in April of 2008. Our goal is simple: to fly our veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials that stand in their honor.
Veterans are chosen for the trip on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to WWII veterans and veterans with a terminal illness. The trip is all in one day, spending several hours at the World War II Memorial, and visiting other Washington D.C. landmarks such as the Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Wall, Lincoln Memorial, the Marine Corps War Memorial and others as time permits.
All veterans on a flight are accompanied by trained volunteer guardians, who assist veterans for the day. Veterans and volunteers interested in applying should visit our FAQs and complete an application here.
We are supported solely through donations and run by volunteers. We have no paid staff. Our volunteers coordinate fundraising, communication with veterans and volunteers, training, medical supervision, travel to and from Washington D.C., and all transportation, activities and meals in Washington D.C. We will continue to organize flights as long as we have the financial support to do so.
Many organizations and individuals support Freedom Honor Flight through fundraising events. Please visit our website and Facebook regularly for event information. Thank you for attending the many fundraising events that support us!
National Honor Flight Network
We are an affiliate of the national Honor Flight Network, which began in 2005 in Dayton, Ohio. There are now about 130 “hubs,” or cities from which flights originate around the country. National Honor Flight Network provides us with technical and travel support and helps arrange activities in Washington D.C.