Honor Flight of Conyers is a local chapter or "Hub" of the Honor Flight Network, a non profit program created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices by flying these American heroes to Washington, DC to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to senior veterans – WW II survivors along with those other veterans that may be terminally ill. The WW II Memorial was not dedicated until April, 2004, nearly sixty years after the end of the war, therefore, there are MANY veterans who have not had the opportunity or the resources to see their country’s tribute to their bravery.
Based on recent statistics, we are losing WW II veterans at the rate of 900 per day. With many not having the resources or support systems to undertake such a trip, Honor Flight is doing whatever it takes to fulfill the dreams of our veterans and, very importantly, our senior heroes travel absolutely free. Perhaps more importantly they are accompanied by trained volunteer guardians who pay their own expenses simply for the honor of serving these American heroes. As of December 2011, All Honor Flight Hubs have flown a combined 85,000 veterans to Washington, DC.
Our first flight was on 22 Sep 2011. Please click here for more details about our first flight.