FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

We have complied a list of common questions frequently asked regarding the Franklin County Honor Flight.

Who is eligible to apply for an Honor Flight?

Veteran Eligibility Dates:

Served anytime & anywhere during these periods

WWII: December 7, 1941 – December 31, 1946

Korean War: June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955

Vietnam War: February 26, 1961 – May 7, 1975

Can my spouse or significant other go with me?

No.

At the present time, we have over a hundred veterans on our waiting list and many more who will apply this year. The only spouses who are permitted to go are those who are veterans themselves.

I am the widow of a veteran. Can I go?

Sadly, the answer is “no.” Again, we simply do not have the resources, funding, or seating available to transport all the veterans who are presently on our waiting list.

How much does it cost? How much money do I need to bring?
The cost is FREE for World War II,  Korean War and Vietnam War veterans. You do not need to bring any money, unless you intend to purchase souvenirs. Guardians pay their expenses on the trip which is approximately $500
How do you decide which veterans get to go?

Veterans are flown on a “first-come, first-served basis”.

  1. Top priority is currently given to World War II veterans and any veteran with a terminal illness.
  2. Our second priority is to Korean War veterans and then Vietnam War veterans.
Are terminally veterans given any special priority?

YES! Such veterans go to the top of the list for the next flight.

chairs will be available for the veterans to use during the trip.

Are there any stairs to climb?

Yes, there are a few, including getting on and off tour buses, but we can help you.

How are you funded?

Our funding comes from private donations from individuals and companies who recognize the great accomplishments and sacrifices of veterans.