Author Archives: Evan Youngblood

Wheelchair Banner Deadline for Flight 3

Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois has announced April 10, 2018 will be the last day for Wheelchair Banner purchases to be on Flight 3. Flight 3 is currently scheduled for April 24, 2018 and will transport over 65 veterans to Washington DC. Wheelchair banners directly help offset the cost of transporting our veterans and […]

Flight 3 Important Dates

The following dates are subject to change: February 16, 2018 – Application Deadline (Veterans & Guardians) March 24, 2018 – Guardian Training April 7, 2018 – Veteran Medical Evaluation April 24, 2018 – Flight Day   Flight Slotting & Guardians: Veterans will be slotted on Flight 3 on February 20, 2018 and we will begin […]

VHF Announces 3rd Flight Honoring Area Veterans

Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois celebrated its Inaugural Flight on April 25, 2017, honoring 55 veterans with a trip to Washington DC. With a goal of flying once per year, Veterans Honor Flight immediately began preparations for a second flight. Due to overwhelming support from the Southern Illinois community, Flight 2 was funded early […]

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 […]