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Inland Northwest Honor Flight

Inland Northwest Honor Flight’s mission is to transport Inland Northwest war veterans to Washington D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service.

Inland Northwest Honor Flight is a regional hub of a national organization, and was started in May 2009. We want to serve as many veterans as possible and will do our best to transport any vets within the eastern Washington and northern Idaho area who served during the Honor Flight recognized periods of conflict.

Honor Flight relies on the tax deductible donations from caring citizens to cover the cost for these trips. Veterans do not pay any part of the costs themselves. Sponsorship from local businesses is also welcome. We try to recognize those businesses that provide support so that the rest of the community may appreciate their generosity.

Volunteers act as guardians on the trips to Washington D.C. and ensure that the veterans have a safe and enjoyable trip. Top priority will continue to be given to survivors of WWII and Korean War veterans as long as we continue to receive applications from them. Top priority is also given to veterans with a terminal illness who wish to visit their memorial, regardless of the war/conflict they served in. We are also currently taking Vietnam War veterans on our Honor Flights on a first come, first served basis and are working through an extensive waiting list with about a two-year wait from date of initial application.

Honor Flight of the Inland Northwest: The group is accepting applications. Click here if you would like to apply as a veteran or as a volunteer guardian for the program.

KREM 2 was able to fly with a group of veteran’s this past fall. It was an amazing trip. Nearly 100 veterans that served in WWII, Korean War, and the Vietnam War were on the flight. Above are a few pictures from that flight.

(Photo: AFP)

Please learn more about the Inland Northwest Honor Flight group. Click here.

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