On May 29, 2004, President Bush dedicated the World War II Memorial to honor "The Greatest Generation," 59 years after the end of WWII. Regrettably today, very few of these elderly veterans have the funds, knowledge or strength to complete a conventional trip to Washington D.C.
Honor Flight, a non profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices, flies our nation's heroes to Washington, DC to visit and reflect at their memorials. It is the intention of Honor Flight Long Island to honor as many of these selfless "ordinary people who saved the world" as we can by providing them a FREE trip to visit their memorial.
Honor Flight Long Island operates on donations from local and regional organizations and individuals from across Long Island. The flights, deluxe tour bus service, tee shirts, and meals, etc. are FREE to our veterans. Top priority is given to WWII Veterans and we will continue to do this so long as funds and volunteers are available.
Veterans must complete and submit their application to participate. They are called on a first-come-first-served basis so encourage all to submit an application.
Our volunteer guardians, who pay their own way, personally escort the veterans on the aircraft, accompany them to the memorials throughout the day and during the return flight. (Medical attendants are NOT provided.)
We schedule our flights as funding allows in the Spring and the Fall. It's too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter! See the Flight Schedule above or call 631.702.2423.