About Honor Flight

Time is of the Essence.

Based on recent 2011 statistics, we are losing World War II veterans at the rate of approximately 900 per day. Honor Flight Network will continue do whatever it takes to fulfill the dreams of our veterans and help our senior heroes travel absolutely free.

Subsequent to the World War II veterans, our efforts will then focus on our Korean War and then Vietnam War veterans, honoring them similarly.


Mission Statement: Transport America's veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.


Goal: Helping every single veteran in America, willing and able of getting on a plane or a bus, visit THEIR memorial.


Priority: Top priority is given to America's most senior heroes — survivors of World War II and any veteran with a terminal illness who wishes to visit THEIR memorial. The program will naturally transition to Korean War, Vietnam War and all other veterans who served, on a chronological basis.


Philosophy: Since America felt it was important to build a memorial to the service and the ultimate sacrifice of her veterans, the Honor Flight Network believes it's equally important that they actually get to visit and experience THEIR memorial.


Motto: “We can’t all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they go by.” -  Will Rogers



The Honor Flight program was conceived by Earl Morse, a Physician Assistant and Retired Air Force Captain, to honor veterans he has taken care of for the past 27 years. Honor Flight originated in Ohio in May 2005 with six small planes flying 12 WW II veterans from Springfield to Washington, D.C..  In 2006, with a waiting list of veterans expanding rapidly, commercial airline carriers were used to accommodate as many veterans as possible, as quickly as possible.  Partnering with Honor Air in Hendersonville, North Carolina and Hero Flight in Provo, Utah, the “Honor Flight Network”  was formed and began aggressively expanding programs to other cities across the nation.

Honor Flight Conyers, a hub affiliated with the national network, was founded by David & Anita Smith, owners of Custom Engraving & Signs, a Conyers, Georgia based small business specializing in interior ADA commercial and exterior signage.  With the help of dedicated volunteers and donors who share the vision, Honor Flight Conyers came to fruition in 2011, and planning its inaugural flight  for late spring 2011.

As of December 2011, All Honor Flight Hubs have flown a combined 85,000 veterans to Washington, DC.


Our Board of directors:

President:  Dave Smith

Vice President:  Jim Crutchfield

Secretary:  Patsy Holmes

Secretary of Records:  Jim Crutchfield

Treasurer:  Anita Smith

Acting Agent:  Calvin F. Rueping, CPA

Medical Liaison:  Dolores Thrash

Board Members:  Brad Smith, Norm Wheeler, Larry Robert, Bill Campbell

                                  Pete Mecca, Tim Sexton, Tommy Sanders



Honor Flight Conyers

P.O. Box 81122

Conyers, GA  30013






Honor Flight is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.


All donations are tax deductable.


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