Each year the elected Commander of the Department of Massachusetts Veterans of Foreign Wars is tasked to support a SPECIAL PROJECT honoring our Veterans. This year it is with great honor the State Commander has selected HONOR FLIGHT NEW ENGLAND.
ABOUT HONOR FLIGHT NEW ENGLAND Honor Flight New England joined with the national organization Honor Flight Network in the Spring of 2009, and is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring
America’s most senior veterans. Through generous donations, we transport our heroes to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at their memorial AT NO COST TO THE VETERAN. Top priority is currently given to the WWII Veterans, along with those other Veterans who may be terminally ill. Begining in the Spring of 2016, Honor Flight New
England will also begin to transport Korean War Veterans.
With approximately 500 WWII Veterans dying each day, and many Korean War Veterans not being far behind in age, our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out.
Our first flight was on June 13, 2009. It was a humbling experience to be with these Veterans on our maiden voyage to D.C.. Of those 50 Veterans and Guardians traveling with us, on board were 14 WWII Prisoners of War and 5 World War II Heroes, including one Heroe that lost his sight while serving his country.
Honor Flight New England has learned alot over these last 6 years , most notably that our Veteran Heroes aren’t asking for recognition. It is our position that they deserve it. Our program is just a small token of our appreciation for those that gave so much.
Please help us continue to make their dream of visiting THEIR memorials a reality. HONOR FLIGHT NEW ENGLAND - our way of saying to all our veterans - one more TOUR with Honor.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Department of Massachusetts
24 Beacon Street Room 546-1 State House
Boston, MA 02133