We had a great season in 2014. Thank you all for your support! Our first Honor Flight at Home will be March 28th. We will have a local celebration for our Veterans who are unable to fly to DC to see their Memorials. Our next Honor Flight Mission is April 21, 2015 flying out of St. Pete/Clearwater Airport.
Honor Flight of West Central Florida (HFWCF) was established in late 2010 as an official Regional Hub of the National Honor Flight Network and abides by and is governed by the Network's policies. As part of the Network, HFWCF provides all expense paid flights for War Era Veterans in the Tampa Bay area to visit their memorials in Washington, D.C. In 2011, our inaugural year, with significant support from corporate sponsors and individual donors, we completed 4 Honor Flights. In 2012 we completed 4, in 2013 completed 7, and in 2014 completed 4 Honor Flights plus 1 Honor at Home Mission for 27 Veterans.
To date, HFWCF has flown 1,415 Veterans to D.C. to see their Memorials and Honored 27 Veterans at home who no longer could fly.
With an estimated 32,000 WWII Veterans living in the West Central Florida area, we have a huge challenge. We need continued support from grateful Americans like yourselves, and the generous participation of area corporations to honor these War Era Veterans with a tour to D.C. in the manner they deserve.
To continue our flights, your donations are key! Also, if you have time to volunteer, HFWCF can use your help. Your energy helps the thousands of local Veterans to enjoy their Honor Flight.
PRIORITY - - Top priority is given to WWII Veterans and terminally ill Veterans that have not yet visited their memorial. PLEASE NOTE: we schedule our veterans first in and first out. We currently have over 300 WWII Veterans on our waiting list. Once flown, we will begin to fly our Korean War Veterans followed by Vietnam Veterans and continue in chronological order of conflict. They all have given so much and it is time we show them that their efforts are not forgotten. Please consider donating, volunteering, and/or accompanying a Veteran to D.C. as their Guardian. It will be a lifetime memory for you.