Honoring Our Greatest Generation

Honoring Our Greatest Generation

Honor Flight SN (4)Honor Flight Southern Nevada is a non-profit organization with the mission of escorting WWII and Korean War Veterans to the memorials in Washington D.C. which are dedicated to the sacrifices they made for our freedom.  We work with veterans in Tonopah, Ely, Mesquite, Laughlin, Pahrump and everywhere in between.  Priority is given to World War II veterans and veterans with a terminal illness.

NEXT FLIGHT – September 7 – 9, 2018

FLIGHT ORIENTATION – August 25, Saturday



3500 Executive Terminal Drive, Henderson, NV 89052

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 or need more information, please feel free to call. 702-749-5912 or fax your application to 702-749-5933.  

As of April 2017, we have escorted 286 WWII and Korean War veterans to Washington D.C. since our first flight in October 2013.  

We are so thankful that this flight has been paid for through the generous donation from the Engelstad Family Foundation.

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, but we have started accepting applications for Korean War veterans as well.

We escort our heroes to Washington, DC to see how a grateful nation pays tribute to our Greatest Generation!  The World War II 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 Alzheimers are not eligible to make the trip because we are not trained caregivers for these illnesses. However, we would like to honor these veterans so please contact us for information on how.

Veterans and volunteers interested in applying should visit and read our FAQs section 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!


15 Replies to “Honoring Our Greatest Generation”

  1. 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?


    Steve Swinton

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. We as Jewish War Veterans of America would like to donate to the Honor Flight from Las Vegas, NV. How do we do this?

  5. Mr. Greene,
    Thank you so much for reaching out. I did talk to Morrie and tried to leave a message. Please give me a call at your convenience. 702-749-5912 This is Belinda.

  6. This is amazing ! My grandmother Pauline Ratliff is a world war 2 veteran . She was in the army where she met my grandfather . She was a WAC. She once told me that she lied about her age to join being she was too young . Recently after a series of strokes we learned dementia is setting in on my 89 year old hero . I think this type of experience may be a great thing for her while she’s still fairly clear minded and focused . Can I fill out an application for her ?

  7. Mr. Hughes,
    I would recommend you get her application turned in and we try to see if she is able to make the April 21-23, 2017 flight. My only caution is that if she had dementia it may be too much for her. We do interview veterans starting in January and we would need her application. We interview the veterans in person so that we can determine if it will be a safe trip for the veteran. Please have her do as much of the application as she can and then you complete the rest. We would hope that we can make this flight possible for your hero and will do our best to make sure she is up for the flight. Thank you for reaching out to HF Southern Nevada.

  8. My uncle Ivory Roach was a part of this great organization! He went to the WWII Memorial in 2014 when he was givin the rare opportunity to place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. My uncle passed last week and he will be missed!

  9. Mr. Roach
    Your Uncle was a wonderful person and we were blessed to have the opportunity to know him. He will certainly be missed.

  10. Thanks for contacting us and for helping this WWII veteran get an application. Hope to see his application come in.
    Thanks again.

  11. Dear Allison Aki,
    While we are still focused on WWII and beginning to take Korean War veterans, we do accept applications for Vietnam veterans. They need to submit their applications and get on the waitlist. We are unsure when we will get to Vietnam veterans, but the hope is that we will keep getting the funding to keep the flights going.
    Just submit the application, that can be printed from this website under that application tab.

  12. Denis,
    So glad you had a good time on the flight. It was a pleasure to meet you and have you be a part of our wonderful group of veterans. Wishing you well.

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