Until Honor flight 44, September 20, 2022


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Good News, the 2022 Eastern Iowa Honor Flight schedule has been set.

Flight 42Tuesday, April 19th, 2022Building Trades Union
Flight 43Tuesday, May 17th, 2022Hawkeye Labor Council
Orientation, flights 42, 43Sunday, April 10th, 2022Hotel Kirkwood
Flight 44Tuesday, September 20th, 2022Vinton's Lions Club
Flight 45Tuesday, October 18th 2022Wild Hogs
Orientation, flights 44, 45Sunday, August 28, 2022Hotel Kirkwood

If you are scheduled to go on a flight in 2022 someone from our Veteran Coordinators staff will be in contact with you prior to all flight dates.

Honoring the service of WWII, Korean, and Vietnam War veterans of Eastern Iowa

WELCOME TO THE EASTERN IOWA HONOR FLIGHT

The mission of the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight is to provide veterans with a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to visit monuments and memorials built in their honor for the sacrifice and service they made for our freedom.

All veterans are encouraged to apply. Priority is given to WW2 Veterans, Korean War Veterans, and Veterans with catastrophic illness followed by Vietnam Veterans and Veterans from other conflicts. Even if you did not serve in combat you are still eligible to apply. Our mission is to take every veteran who applies. Due to a large waiting list please apply only once, your applications are kept on file.

Who is eligible to apply? Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, Reserves, and National Guard veterans serving during war or peace time, serving over seas or stateside.

The Eastern Iowa Honor Flight accepts applications from veterans in Benton, Iowa, Jasper, Jones, Johnson, Linn, Marshall, South Tama, Poweshiek and Washington Counties. Veterans from surrounding areas are welcome if they are able to fly from The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids.

Iowans who served.

When World War 2 broke out, 226,638 Iowa men and women answered the call to duty. Of those who served 8,398 died in the line of duty. But World War 2 would not be the last time Iowans would face danger in a foreign country. From June of 1950 to the end of combat on July 27, 1953, 85,341 Iowans served in the Korean Conflict. Of those, 508 were killed. Then came Vietnam. From the first landing of Marines at Danang in March of 1965 until Saigon fell in April of 1975, 115,000 Iowans were either drafted or enlisted in all branches of service. Eight hundred sixty-seven Iowans never came home. Two other calls to duty were the Persian Gulf (August 2, 1990-February 28, 1991) and Panama/Granada invasion (October 25, 1983-December 15, 1983). Between the two, 3,935 Iowans served. Of those 7 died in the Persian Gulf and 2 in Panama/Granada.