Author Archives: Evan Youngblood

Wheelchair Banners

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   Thank you to everyone who has contributed a wheelchair banner. You can get yours online by going to our Wheelchair Banner page.

Parking Locations for Flight 2 Welcome Home

Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois and Rides Mass Transit District have teamed up to provide transportation to and from several parking locations to Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois for the October 17 Honor Flight Welcome Home event. “Due to the overwhelming response from the public in welcoming our Veterans home after the Inaugural Flight […]

Flight 2 Important Dates

Guardian training 2 September 2017 10 AM Veterans Airport All guardians who have not previously attended Guardian Training with Veterans Honor Flight are required to attend. Any guardians who have already received training are also welcome and encouraged to attend. Guardians who have not completed training will not be permitted to accompany veterans on Flight […]

96.5 Cents Per Dollar Go Directly to Veterans

Following the successful completion of the Inaugural Flight in April 2017, Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois has completed an internal financial review and is pleased to announce that of monies expended, 96.5 cents of every dollar was in direct benefit of a veteran. Brian Questelle, Chairman of the Board, said, “I was impressed by […]

Flight 2 Set for October 17

Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois is proud to announce Flight 2 has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, 2017. After just a few months, generous donations have made it possible to schedule a second flight in 2017. A larger, A320 aircraft will be used for Flight 2, expanding availability to 65 veterans. Veterans wishing […]

Flight 2 Announcement Date Set

Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois will announce the next Honor Flight date on Wednesday, June 14 (Flag Day) at 10am in the terminal building at Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois, located on Route 13 west in Marion. “Due to the overwhelming response and support for the Inaugural Flight this past April, the Executive Board […]

Honor A Veteran

Your $100 sponsorship will help provide needed wheelchairs for Veterans to use on future flights while honoring a special veteran in your life for one year. Each sponsorship includes a banner to be hung on the side of a wheelchair for one year which will travel on every Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois flight […]

Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois needs your help.

The Honor Flight program is a nationwide network dedicated to providing all veterans who apply a free trip to Washington D.C. to visit memorials honoring their service and sacrifice. Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois is an established 501c3 non-profit hub of the Honor Flight network. They are planning of flight of veterans from Southern […]

Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois works toward first flight

MARION — Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois is looking for donors, veterans, guardians and volunteers. Honor Flight Network is a nonprofit network of organizations created to honor American veterans by transporting them to Washington, D.C., to visit war memorials. Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, only 620,000 were alive […]