2020 Flights – Updated March 20, 2020
As of today, Honor Flight Austin will postpone all trips that were scheduled for April and May 2020 in response to the growing health concerns over the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has advised that adults over the age of 60, who are particularly at risk, should avoid all non-essential air travel. Unfortunately, the vast majority of our veterans fall into the CDC’s high-risk category and live in community settings, such as retirement homes or assisted living facilities, where the risk of spreading illness is extremely high. We know that our veterans were looking forward to their scheduled “Trip of a Lifetime”, but their health and safety is our highest priority.
We will continue to update our veterans if any extension needs to be made beyond May 31 as more information is provided by health authorities. Honor Flight Austin participants who were scheduled for the April and May flights will be contacted about rescheduling their trip to one of our Fall flights beginning in September. To all our most beloved veterans, family and friends… please stay safe and practice social distancing.
Help Honor Flight Austin say Thank You to our Veterans with a Trip of a Lifetime.
Our WWII Veterans statewide will continue to receive first priority. We are asking for your help finding every willing and able World War II Veterans in Texas so we can fly them to Washington D.C., free of charge, to see their WWII Memorial. We are also taking Korea Veterans and Vietnam War Veterans from the 14 surrounding counties to participate on our flights. “We want to let our most senior Veterans know that we did not forget and will not forget their service and sacrifice.” Allen Bergeron, Former Chairman of Honor Flight Austin. You can find and fill out a Veteran Application here. You can also refer a Veteran for ‘A Trip of Lifetime’. Simply provide your Heroes name, contact information in the contact form to the right, and we’ll take it from there.
|Without your support, this trip of a lifetime would not happen. You play a major part in honoring our Veterans.|
The Honor Flight Austin mission is to transport veterans with a specific priority to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices and return them home to their families and loved ones.
Of all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nation and as a culturally diverse, free nation. It is estimated that 372 World War II veterans are dying each day, our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women, is running out.