What is the
Honor Flight Network
of Kansas City
The Honor Flight Network™ is a national non-profit organization created to honor veterans of the United
States military. We extend our appreciation to America’s veterans for all their sacrifices by flying our heroes
to Washington, DC to visit and to reflect at their various memorials. The trip is free of charge for every veteran.
Honor Flight Network™ first took off in May 2005, with six small planes flying twelve WWII veterans from
Springfield, Ohio to Washington, DC. In 2006, with a waiting list of veterans expanding rapidly, Honor Flight Network™ transitioned to utilizing commercial airline carriers to accommodate the maximum number of
veterans possible. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill.
The Honor Flight Network of Kansas City, the regional Hub of the national Honor Flight Network™ organization, was established by five local senior-serving organizations to celebrate veterans in the Kansas City metro area. The program is administered solely by community volunteers. Dedicated to the cause, core volunteers with the board members work tirelessly to find and engage veterans, organize all the nitty-gritty details and execute the trips. We have close to 40 completed flights! It is an ongoing necessity to secure financial contributions from Kansas City area to have the program continue to move forward. Community individuals, businesses, and foundations combine resources to cover the entire travel costs for our local veterans.
The Honor Flight Network KC does whatever it takes to fulfill the dreams of veterans. Volunteers, otherwise known as Guardians, pay their own trip's travel expenses to assist the veterans on the Honor Flight KC trips. We are a recognized 501(c)3.