Due in part to the vision of Earl Morse, a retired Air Force captain and physician assistant, and Jeff Miller, a business man from No. Carolina, approximately 280,000 Veterans have been escorted to their national memorials and have not paid a penny
Current Honor Flight Hubs – 145
Hubs currently serving 48 states
These numbers are made possible through the hard work, dedication and commitment of faithful volunteers at Honor Flight Hubs across the country.
According to statistics released by the Veteran’s Administration, our World War II veterans are dying at a rate of approximately 600 per day. Here in Maine we loose 30 per month, with approximately 1200 WWII Veterans still with us.
Trip of a Lifetime
Story by Kristina Day Osgood
Photo: Kristina Day Osgood
It’s a picture-perfect August afternoon—warm air, sun shining, and a bright blue sky with just a few wispy clouds here and there. An airbus carrying 12 veterans and their travel partners flies from Owl’s Head down the coast to Portland International Jetport. An air of excitement fills the cabin as everyone looks out the windows, admiring the view from above, commenting over their headsets on the number of islands along the coast, and the proximity with which they can fly over Bath Iron Works, where the Navy’s newest destroyer, the U.S.S. Zumwalt, is under construction. It is pointed out that if it weren’t for the very veterans on this airplane, we wouldn’t enjoy the freedom in this country to fly so close to a shipyard that builds ships for the military.... READ THE COMPLETE STORY