Earl Morse, Founder Honor Flight Network
Many veterans returning from an honor flight express there are three important life events to them - getting married, the birth of their children, and their honor flight. Enough said.
Franklin County Honor Flight
Non-profit qualified 501(c)(3) charitable organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our 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.
The Honor Flight program was conceived by Earl Morse, a Physician Assistant and Retired Air Force Captain, to honor veterans he has taken care of for the past 27 years.
Honor Flight originated in Ohio in May 2005 with six small planes flying 12 WW II veterans from Springfield to Washington, D.C. In 2006, with a waiting list of veterans expanding rapidly, commercial airline carriers were used to accommodate as many veterans as possible, as quickly as possible.
Franklin County Honor Flight volunteers made their first flight in November, 2007 while escorting seven WWII
Veterans to Washington, D.C. as an experimentation to see how the aging veterans would weather the day. Since that time, FCHF has taken over 30 trips and escorted well over 1000 veterans.
If you know of a veteran who may enjoy this free trip and/or a guardian who would enjoy escorting one or more veterans (and paying his or her own way), please download the proper application from this site and forward it to FCHF by one of the means listed.
Partnering with HonorAir in Hendersonville, North Carolina, the “Honor Flight Network” was formed and began aggressively expanding programs to other cities across the nation. Since forming in 2005, the national organization and participating hubs like the FCHF have safely transported more than 81,000 veterans to see their memorial – at no cost to our veterans.
Learn more: www.honorflight.org