WHAT IS OZARKS HONOR FLIGHT?
Ozarks Honor Flight is a non-profit organization, founded in October 2009, in Springfield, MIssouri. The founding members have assembled the talents and commitment of a group of people who share their love and respect for our veterans, dedicated people who are working to deliver on the promise of Honor Flight.
Learn more about the history of Honor Flight in other parts of the country by visiting the Honor Flight Network.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
There is no cost of the veteran. The all-expenses paid trip is our gift to the veteran who gave so much for us.
HOW ARE YOU FUNDED?
By public donations.
DO YOU DO ANY OVERNIGHT TRIPS?
No - all our trips are one day excursions.
I HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION OR I NEED A WHEELCHAIR - CAN I STILL GO?
Yes, but you must completely disclose information on your application. Please inform us of all your medical conditions, special medical/medicine needs and mobility. You must inform your doctor of the rigors of the one day trip to Washington, D.C., and get his/her permission for you to participate.
CAN MY HUSBAND/WIFE GO WITH ME?
No. At the present time, we have many veterans on the waiting list and hundreds more who will apply. It is doubtful that we will get to every deserving veteran in time. Already we have had some veterans pass before being able to make the trip. Many more may be lost before being able to make the trip. The only spouses permitted to go are those who are veterans themselves.
HOW DO I APPLY AS A VETERAN?
Ozarks Honor Flight recognizes you, an American Veteran, for your sacrifices and achievements by flying you to Washington, DC to see your memorial at no cost. Top priority (for which we are currently accepting applications only) is given to World War II and terminally ill veterans from any era. In the future, Ozarks Honor Flight will be expanded to include Korean and then Vietnam veterans. This application is for a flight from Springfield, Missouri only.
In order for Ozarks Honor Flight to achieve this goal, guardians fly with the veterans on every flight providing assistance and helping veterans with a safe, memorable and rewarding experience. For what you and your comrades have given to us, please consider this a small token of appreciation from all of us at Honor Flight. There is a $300 guardian fee which helps pay for the flight.
HOW DO I VOLUNTEER TO HELP?