We are a non-profit organization that relies fully on private, public and corporate donations in order to make these trips happen for our WWII and Korean War Veterans.
Thank you to all Veterans, Guardians and Volunteers who helped us out in various ways in 2012. With your help, we pulled off a record four flights this year!!
Currently, our 2013 flights are scheduled for April 23 and May 21.
Our four flights in 2012 -- April 24, June 5 and September 18 and October 16 from The Eastern Iowa Airport -- were a tremendous success. We just can't say thank you enough to all Veterans, Guardians and Volunteers who helped make this such a great day for us all!! To date, we have taken 800 Iowa WWII Veterans to Washington D.C.!!
2011 was also a great year for us at EIHF!!!
That year, 269 Iowa WWII Veterans embarked on the trip of a lifetime to Washington, D.C. These Veterans were joined by 227 Guardians who help make the trip even more memorable for our beloved Veterans.
We truly appreciate everyone's time, effort and support in our cause. Thank you for giving that 110 percent in everything you do.
A very special thank you to our countless donors - without you, this dream would not be possible.
Why? On Monday, December 8, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appeared before Congress giving what is now referred to as the Infamy Speech.
Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
Shortly thereafter, Congress declared war against Japan. More than 226,000 Iowans answered that call serving as sailors, soldiers, Marines and airmen in the largest war the world had ever seen.
Sadly, there are fewer and fewer of these men and women alive today and few have had the opportunity to see the National WWII Memorial dedicated to them on April 29, 2004 (59 years after the war's end).
Eastern Iowa Honor Flight is dedicated to making that happen and you can help us give these heroes the appreciation they so gratefully deserve.
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