Veterans' Honor Flight Letter Underscores the importance of Our Mission

Honor Flight Veteran with Guardian next to American Flag
Honor Flight Veteran with Guardian next to American Flag

Check out this wonderful letter to Mike Totten, HFO Flight Coordinator, from Korean War Veteran, Bob Bumberry.

"Dear Mike,
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I cant say that enough or my experience on the August 29th Honor Flight to Washington D.C. The entire day was very rewarding. Please extend my thanks to everyone in the organization who had anything to do with the day, and that includes all those behind the scenes who made the day happen and companies who provided food, snacks, water, supplies, etc.

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Veterans

Honor Flight recognizes you, an American Veteran, for your sacrifices and achievements. We honor your sacrifices by flying you to Washington, DC to see YOUR memorial at no cost.

Flight priority is given to WWII, Korean, Vietnam and terminally ill Veterans from any era. A Guardian is required to accompany each Veteran on every flight. They provide the assistance needed by each Veteran to ensure a safe and rewarding experience.

Please find the online fill-in application form below, once you have completed the mandatory signature page. If you prefer to fill out a paper application, please click here to open and print a PDF version of the application. Please then mail the form back to Honor Flight of the Ozarks.

Any Veteran who served in the U.S. military (including U.S. Reserves and National Guard) is eligible for an Honor Flight trip. Combat service or foreign deployment is NOT REQUIRED as other service personnel were essential in supporting the wars. The only criteria for eligibility is service in the U.S. military.

Honor Flight Veteran with Guardian next to American Flag

Eligible Wartime Periods

​ Under current law, VA recognizes the following wartime periods to determine eligibility for VA Pension benefits:
WORLD WAR II (Dec 7, 1941 – Dec 31, 1946)
KOREAN CONFLICT (June 27,1950 – Jan 31, 1955)
VIETNAM ERA (February 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975 for Veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period; otherwise August 5, 1964 – May 7, 1975)

Priority

First priority for a trip is given to World War II veterans who have not yet visited their memorial. Next priority is veterans that served between WWII and the Korean War, followed by the Korean War, then veterans that served between Korea and Vietnam, Vietnam, and so on, in the same manner in chronological order of conflicts.

Have you downloaded the signature pages to be initialed and signed? This must be filled out and returned to Honor Flight of the Ozarks before your online application can be processed

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PLEASE NOTE:

We have a waiting list. You will be contacted by an HFO staff member when you’ve been selected to go on a flight. Please be patient, most veterans wait approximately 6-12 months before being selected. Thank you for your patience and thank you for your service.

QUESTIONS?

Please call 417.268.9052. If no one answers, please leave a message and one of our staff members will call you back.

You can also request more information with this form: