Aloha Run is proud to benefit Honor Flight, a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. Honor Flight transports heroes to Washington, D.C. 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 may be terminally ill.
This is a life-changing event for these veterans. Their trip starts on a chartered airplane and they are greeted at the airport by hundreds or people applauding them and thanking them for their service. Each veteran has a volunteer escort for their tour of the memorials in the nation's capital. But perhaps the biggest impact comes from the community that is created for these veterans, many who suffer from isolation and loneliness. As a participant of Honor Flight, they gain a new and very active community of fellow veterans and Honor Flight volunteers.