BENEFITING: HONOR FLIGHT CHICAGO CORP
Honor Flight Network was created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. The non-profit program transports our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials and enjoy a day being celebrated for their brave and honorable duty to our country.
Of all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nation. Now, with over one thousand World War II veterans dying each day, our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out. Many of our courageous veterans have never had the chance to visit our nation's capital and see the war memorials dedicated in their honor.
In 2010 my grandfather, a Navy Gunner in WWII, was fortunate enough to have the chance to be part of Honor Flight Chicago. In his own words, it was one of the best days of his life! Now, you can help other veterans have the chance to visit Washington D.C. and have the best day of their lives as they are celebrated for their heroic service!
Currently there are over 8000 veterans on the national waiting list waiting to visit memorials that have been constructed in their honor. Over 1000 WWII veterans pass away each day. Please donate to Honor Flight Chicago to help your local heroes be honored!
Over 16 Million served and 400,000 gave their lives. They fought for freedom, now give with your heart!
By The Numbers (Honor Flight Chicago):
- 0 Number of Employees
- 36 The Age of Honor Flight Chicago (months)
- 400+ Number of Volunteers
- 25 Number of flights Flown 2008-2010
- 8 Number of flights Scheduled for 2011
- 2012 Number of Vets taken to their memorial by Honor Flight Chicago so far
- 1500+ Number of Veterans on the Waiting List
- 88 The Average Age of Our Vets on the Waiting List
- 25,000 Estimated WWII Vets in the Chicago Area
- $0.94 Amount of every dollar donated that goes to the Veterans’ flights
- 4-6 Years The estimate when most of our WWII Vets will no longer be with us
- 1,000,000 Number of causes that Need Your Help
- 1 Reason to donate to this project – The Vets and what they did for us!
If you don't feel like giving money now, you can still contribute by purchasing books at Barnes and Noble in Lincolnshire, Illinois (920 N Milwaukee Ave) on April 30 and mentioning Honor Flight - 10% of sales will go to Honor Flight Chicago. You can also purchase anything online on www.BarnesandNoble.com between April 30 and May 6 using code 10438935.