Freedom Honor Flight returns with two fall flights

Flight 25 scheduled for September 11

In 2020, Freedom Honor Flight made the difficult decision to suspend flights until it was again possible to fly veterans safely. In July of this year, hubs across the nation received the green light from National Honor Flight (NHF) to resume flights. Freedom Honor Flight was ready and quickly organized two fall flights.

Flight 25—September 11, 2021

Flight 26—October 9, 2021

The organization is thrilled to return to its mission of honoring veterans by flying them to see the memorials built in their honor. Veterans fly for free, accompanied by guardians who pay their own way. The single-day itinerary includes a welcome in Washington, D.C., and visits typically include the WWII Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery and other sites via luxury motorcoaches.

Families and friends can send off and welcome home the veterans at Colgan Air Hangar 4. Send off is 6–7 am. The flight is expected to return between 9 and 10:30 pm. A tent will be provided.

Health and safety measures related to Covid-19

Since 2008 and over 24 successful flights, the Freedom Honor Flight medical team has worked diligently to ensure the health and safety of participating veterans, many of whom are older and have significant health issues. Veterans’ health, safety and comfort continue to be of foremost importance. As such, all veterans, guardians and medical and flight crews are required to be fully vaccinated. Flight participants will be given a same-day wellness check overseen by flight physicians. KN95 facemasks will be supplied and worn by participants unless they are eating or drinking. Veterans and guardians who have personal concerns about these requirements can request to be assigned to later flights, which the organizers will respectfully accommodate.

Freedom Honor Flight returns with two fall flights

Winona Elks Lodge #327 is hosting another Car, Truck, Motorcycle, or Anything Show! Join us again this spring for a great car show and pork chop dinner. 

Serving pork chop dinner for $10 from 11 am until gone. 

Donations to Freedom Honor Flight are welcome. Questions? Please call 507-452-4716. 

For car show information, contact Arnie Jackson at 507-454-3769.

Winona Elks Spring Show set for May 23

Winona Elks Lodge #327 is hosting their annual Freedom Honor Flight Car, Truck, Motorcycle, or Anything Show! Join us again this year for a great car show, pumpkin drop and spaghetti dinner.

Serving spaghetti dinner for $8 from 11 am until 3 pm

Donations to Freedom Honor Flight are welcome. Questions? Please call 507-452-4716.

For car show information, contact Arnie Jackson at 507-454-3769.

Winona Elks Fall Show set for Oct 4

Freedom Honor Flight and UW–La Crosse Athletics to resume event in 2021

The annual Veterans Day Breakfast held by Freedom Honor Flight and UW–La Crosse Athletics has been cancelled due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. This was to have been the 10th year for the event.

“We are disappointed that the breakfast can’t proceed as usual,” said Ryan Clark, president of Freedom Honor Flight. “But due to the current situation, our priority has to be the health and safety of the veterans we serve. Together with UW-La Crosse Athletics staff and students, we look forward to resuming this event on Veterans Day in 2021.” The breakfast was to have been held Wednesday, Nov. 11.

The honor flights scheduled for May and September of this year have been postponed. Veterans who were scheduled to take those flights will be rescheduled when flights can be safely resumed.

Veterans Day Breakfast cancelled for 2020

The annual icon sale for Freedom Honor Flight kicks off July 3 at four Festival Foods locations. The icons, which can be purchased for either $1 or $5, help raise funds to take area veterans to see the memorials in their honor in Washington DC. The start of the sale coincides with Independence Day to emphasize the importance of veterans in safeguarding our freedoms. Icons will be available through July 17.

Eligible veterans take the flight free of charge, thanks to generous donors and fundraisers such as the icon sale. Get your icon today to support Freedom Honor Flight!

Available at these Festival Foods locations

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