Read what veterans are saying about their Honor Flight experience.
October 15th Flight
Yesterday I was privileged to be a member of the Hy-Vee sponsored flight. Thank you for all the effort that went into making the trip a great success. It was very meaningful. The reception in DC when we arrived and in CR when we landed was very gratifying and emotional. The respect shown to the Veterans was good to see and feel. Congratulations on your top-drawer effort.
Honor Flight, September 17, 2019
October 3, 2019.
My husband Bill was fortunate to have the opportunity to fly as a veteran of the Vietnam conflict to Washington D.C. on the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight. This took place on September 17, 2019. He was treated with such love and respect by everyone involved in this patriotic endeavor of thanks! Although he is suffering from the beginning of dementia, he was able to observe that he and his fellow veterans were treated at the Airport Welcome Home ceremony like “dignitaries” and he arrived home with a big smile on his face. His guide took care of him and his friend George with solicitude during the entire experience and deserves much appreciation. Bill was able to view the name of his deceased brother on the Vietnam Wall Memorial for the first time and it meant a lot to him.
God bless you all.
Bill and Janice
October 19, 2019
I am writing this letter on behalf of my brother James.
First off, Jim really appreciated and enjoyed the trip. The opportunity for my brother to participate in the September 17th Honor Flight to Washington D.C. was especially appreciated considering Jim’s physical challenges.
I would like to express my personal thank you to you, Charlie Ross, Jim’s guardian and all the volunteers who provide such a fantastic service to our veterans.
17 October, 2019
Thank you to the volunteers and Board of Directors of the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight for the wonderful book I received about Flight 37. Such an honor to receive this book of remembrances. Also again thank you for the wonderful, well organized trip on September 17. So proud to be veteran and have served my country during the Vietnam war. God be with all of you! Proud to be an American.
October 3, 2019
I am a vet and just went on the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight. What an honor and what a wonderful day. I was treated like a queen! Everything went smoothly and well organized. Police escorts were great and having wheel chairs available also. The greeting and thank you’s in D.C. and when we returned . The terminal was packed. It was thrilling walking down the middle aisle with greeters on both sides.
Thank you so much for this opportunity and for your dedication.
I was honored to be on the Sept. 17, 2019 flight to D.C. It was a wonderful trip and I appreciate very much being able to go. Everyone was so kind and helpful. My guardian was very patient and helpful.
Eastern Iowa Honor Flight
I would like to thank everyone involved with the Honor Flight I took on October 15. What a FIRST CLASS ORGANIZATION with the whole day experience. What really stood out for me was the reception at the Cedar Rapids Airport when we got back that night, the Reception at Washington DC Airport, seeing the Vietnam Wall and seeing the name on the wall of a classmate of mine. Also the visit to Arlington Cemetery.
Thank you for a great day!
October 19, 2019
Dick Bell-Eastern Iowa Honor Flight
My vocabulary is inadequate to find the words to properly thank you and your staff for the wonderful Honor Flight to Washington on October 15. What you all did for me and the other veterans ranks right up there with my wedding day and birth of my first child. Maybe ecstatic describes how I felt at the applause in the Washington Airport, but most of all from the huge crowd the Cedar Rapids Airport when we returned. You and your staff did a perfect job at organizing this trip right down to the smallest detail.