The Eastern Iowa Honor Flight is a non-profit organization that relies fully on private, public, and corporate donations in order to make these trips happen for our WWII, Korea and Vietnam War Veterans. We proudly honor the Veterans that served in peacetime between these wars, as well.
Thanks to everyone who helped us make the Eastern Iowa Honor Flights a great success! Because of your continuing support we have been able to fly over 3245 veterans to Washington, DC on 37 flights! We are looking forward to a great 2019 flight season.
Thank you to all Veterans, Guardians and Volunteers who helped us out in various ways since our inception. 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.
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). With the passing of greater numbers of the WWII Veterans, the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight has now opened up our flights to include Korean War and Vietnam Era Veterans.
Eastern Iowa Honor Flight is dedicated to making that happen and you can help us give these heroes the appreciation they so gratefully deserve.