The Honor Flight Network (HFN) is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. They transport veterans to Washington, DC, to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans, World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who are terminally ill.
Based on recent 2012 statistics, we are losing World War II veterans at the rate of approximately 800 per day. HFN will continue to do whatever it takes to fulfill the dreams of veterans and help them travel absolutely free for this life-changing experience.
Subsequent to the World War II veterans, HFN efforts will focus on Korean War and then Vietnam War veterans, honoring them similarly. Many hubs are already accepting applications for these veterans.
In Wisconsin, there are five Honor Flight hubs. They are:
Badger Honor Flight, Madison
POC: Brian Ziegler, (608) 616-0243
Freedom Honor Flight, Inc., La Crosse
POC: Cheryl Higgins or Bill Hoel, (608) 784-1015
Never Forgotten Honor Flight, Wausau
POC: Mike Thompson, (715) 573-8519 or Pat Puyleart, (715) 355-1585
Old Glory Honor Flight, Appleton
POC: Drew or Diane MacDonald, (888) 635-9838
Stars & Stripes Honor Flight Inc., Port Washington
POC: Brad Hoeft or Joe Dean, (262) 238-7740
For more information, view their website at honorflight.org.
Tammy Walters can be reached at (715) 369-6127 or firstname.lastname@example.org.