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Pulling for Honor

Pulling for Honor returns July 15, 2017, for a second year of plane-pulling, high-flying, fund-raising fun! The FedEx plane has been reserved and The Eastern Iowa Airport – CID location is set. Who thinks they have what it takes to bring home the trophy this year?
There will be something for everybody, including free plane rides for children 8-17 years of age. Come join us!
Visit here to register your team and learn how to become a sponsor.

Thank you for registering your team for the Pulling For Honor event. Each contribution is 100% tax deductible. No benefit, goods or services were exchanged for this contribution…other than the joy of giving to an organization that supports Honor Flight Veterans. Eastern Iowa Honor Flight is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and our EIN is 27-1666013.

Click the picture below to view a the photo album:

Valor Group of Quaker

Eastern Iowa Honor Flight was presented a check in the amount of $85,000.00 from the employees of Quaker through fundraising efforts of the Valor Group. These are employees of Quaker who are veterans, and are driven to make sure that as many veterans possible get the opportunity to travel to see the memorials in Washington, DC dedicated to their service and sacrifice. Our thanks to Allen Stekl, Jason Brandon, Steve Blake, the members of the Valor Group, and the many employees of Quaker, and their parent company PepsiCo for their company match.


We stopped by PMX Industries to present the company with a certificate of appreciation for their recent donation of $20,050.00. Company President S G Kim accepted for the company on behalf of the employees.

Eastern Iowa Airport

This certificate of appreciation was presented to the one entity who is a vital supporting component of our operations. Without them and their support, our flight operations would get very interesting. We stopped by the Eastern Iowa Airport to thank them for their continuing partnership and support.

Wright-Way Trailer

The Wright-Way Trailer Company of Hiawatha, IA recently provided the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight with a trailer for our use until such time as we are no longer in business. This greatly increases our logistics ability. So we stopped by to thank them, and also present them with a certificate of appreciation.

Riders from American Legion Post #45

We would like to thank the Riders from American Legion Post #45, Manchester, Iowa for their support of the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight. They came to our meeting and presented us with a check in the amount of $1100.00. Our thanks to Mike Zellner (President), Travis Letts (Vice-President), Samantha Edwards (Secretary), Mike Paulsen, and Loras Mensen, along with other members of the group for their tremendous donation. Thank you for thinking of our veterans and the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight. Also shown in the picture is Russ Dunn (far left), President, Eastern Iowa Honor Flight, and Roger Uthoff (far right), Treasurer, Eastern Iowa Honor Flight.