Collier-Lee Honor Flight's mission is to transport local veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifice. We were established on September 25th, 2013 to bring this program to the Collier County area. A very successful inaugural flight took place on November 9th, 2013, just six weeks after forming.
Support for these trips is provided by volunteers and is at no cost to the veterans. Top priority is given to our most senior veterans — survivors of WWII and any veteran with a terminal illness who wishes to visit their memorial. All veterans are eligible on a chronological basis.
Trips are simply not possible without public support. Prior to the Honor Flight Network, many veterans had given up all hope of ever seeing their memorials. Now they have hope, but time is not on our side. We truly believe that the service of our WWII vets and their sacrifices saved the world from oppression and this is our very small way of saying, “thank you.”