Honoring Our Greatest Generation

Honoring Our Greatest Generation

Honor Flight Southern Nevada is a non-profit organization with the mission of escorting WWII Veterans to the memorials in Washington D.C. dedicated to the sacrifices they made for our freedom.  We work with veterans in Tonopah, Ely, Mesquite, Laughlin, Pahrump and everywhere in between.  

NEXT FLIGHT IS OCTOBER 14-16, 2016.  APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED NOW.
Please download an application from the application page.  Once we get an application, we will call you about 45 days before the next flight.

If you have any questions please feel free to call. 702-749-5912 or fax your application to 702-749-5933.  

As of today we have escorted 203 WWII veterans to Washington D.C. since our first flight in October 2013.

Honor Flight Southern Nevada is a non-profit organization founded in June 2013, as a part of the national Honor Flight Network, created solely to honor America’s Veterans for ALL their sacrifices. Honor Flight Southern Nevada is an ALL volunteer organization and our mission is simple: to fly our World War II veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials that stand in their honor, at no cost to veterans. Our focus is WWII veterans, we do not know if or when we might work with other veterans.

We escort our Heroes to Washington, DC to see how a grateful nation pays tribute to our Greatest Generation!  The World War 2 Memorial is America’s way of showing our appreciation for their sacrifices, their bravery, their honor, their courage, and acknowledging their efforts that secured our freedom!

Veterans are chosen for the trip on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to WWII veterans and veterans with a terminal illness. The trip is a three day trip spending the main day at the World War II Memorial, and visiting other Washington D.C. landmarks such as the Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Wall, Lincoln Memorial, the Marine Corps War Memorial and others as time permits.   The remaining two days are spent in travel to and from Washington D.C..

Honor Flight Southern Nevada shall not discriminate based upon a person’s sex, financial status, race, creed, color, religion or ethnic background.

Veterans on a flight are accompanied by trained volunteer guardians, who assist veterans for the day. Veterans MUST be able to take care of themselves while in a hotel room.  Those with Dementia or Alzheimer are not eligible to make the trip because we are not trained caregivers for these illnesses.

Veterans and volunteers interested in applying should visit our read our FAQs and complete an application here.

We are supported solely through donations and run by volunteers. We have no paid staff. Our volunteers coordinate fundraising, communication with veterans and volunteers, training, medical supervision, travel to and from Washington D.C., and all transportation, activities and meals in Washington D.C. We will continue to organize flights as long as we have the financial support to do so.

Many organizations and individuals support Honor Flight Southern Nevada fundraising events. Please visit our website and Facebook regularly for event information. Thank you for attending the many fundraising events that support us!

National Honor Flight Network

We are an affiliate of the national Honor Flight Network, which began in 2005 in Dayton, Ohio. There are now about 40 “hubs,” or cities from which flights originate around the country. National Honor Flight Network provides us with technical and travel support and helps arrange activities in Washington D.C.We are pleased to be granted tax exempt status from Federal income tax under 501c3 of the internal revenue code.  We are classified as a public charity and our tax number will be made available upon request.

Funds go solely to the operations of this local Honor Flight Southern Nevada program.

We are a proud member of the Honor Flight Network!

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5 thoughts on - Honoring Our Greatest Generation

  • Stephen Swinton April 30, 2016

    John Ottery told me about your organization today and I would like to recommend that my family charitable fund direct some money your way. Are you a a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public benefit organization?

    Thanks,

    Steve Swinton

  • Karen Van Kampen May 25, 2016

    Would love to have my Dad, a Worls War II veteran, currently living in Las Vegas, NV to be part of your program! Details, please! Can we accompany him, or meet him in Washington, DC?

  • BelindaM@honorflightsouthernnevada.org June 9, 2016

    Dear Ms. Van Kampen. We would welcome your father to be a part of our program. We have a flight coming up in October 14-16. You can get an application from the website here, just print it and send to address on the second page. You can go as a Guardian and you can see the information and application to be able to join him. We also try to work with those family members that would be easier to meet him in DC. Guardians do pay for their own way. However, there is NO cost to the veteran. We are taking applications now for that flight and will interview the veterans the first week of August. So, the sooner he gets his application in the better. We have room for that flight right now. Feel free to call if there are questions I can answer. 702-749-5912.

  • BelindaM@honorflightsouthernnevada.org June 9, 2016

    Mr. Swinton,
    Thank you for writing to us. We are a 501c3 charitable organization. We are all volunteers and our overhead is about 1% of total money raised. I would welcome the opportunity to speak to you and answer any questions you may have. I do apologize for not responding sooner. I get over 250 comments a week on this page and 99% are spam. So, it takes me a while to go through each response to make sure I don’t miss any. Sorry I missed this. Please feel free to call me directly at 702-749-5912

  • BelindaM@honorflightsouthernnevada.org July 19, 2016

    Ms. Van Kampen,
    I wanted to follow up with HFSN question you had. We are getting ready to interview veterans for the October flight. We would need an application from your dad as soon as possible. The veterans for the flight will be selected by August 8th. So, please send an application as soon as your dad is able. Thank you again for contacting HFSN.

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