***2021 Trip Update***
We know that everyone Is anxiously awaiting information on the status of the 2021 trip. The South Plains Honor Flight team is monitoring the current COVID situation and waiting to hear word from the National Honor Flight as to whether or not trips will be permitted this year and the safety regulations that will need to be in place.
While we cannot wait to get back to serving our local heroes, safety is our first and main priority. Once we believe that travel to Washington D.C. is safe for our veterans and staff, we will begin our part in making this trip a possibility for our Heroes of the South Plains.
From the South Plains Honor Flight Board of Directors, we want to thank you for bearing with us during these troubling times. Rest assured our team cannot wait to begin preparing for this next trip and we are committed to making it as safe and memorable as we have in the past.
Who We Are
The Texas South Plains Honor Flight is a chapter of the Honor Flight Network with 131 hubs in 41 states. Our goal is to send as many veterans to Washington D.C. to pay homage to their fellow brothers and sister in arms by visiting the War and Service Memorials built in their honor.
OUR MISSION- To ensure that every Veteran has a chance to pay their respects to their brothers and sisters that fought for our country.
WHAT WE DO- Once a year we send approximately 120 WWII, Korean, and Vietnam Veterans on an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C.
OUR COMMUNITY-Our organization is comprised entirely of volunteers who take time out of their lives to ensure this trip of a lifetime is possible for these so deserving veterans.
The Texas South Plains Honor Flight is an all-volunteer organization that honors the service of our local area veterans with an all-expense paid three-day trip to Washington D.C. to visit their war memorials. This year will mark the 7th annual Honor Flight Trip that is made possible with the support of the entire South Plains community.
Veterans on the chartered Southwest Airlines jet will travel to Washington DC to visit many of the major military memorials, including the Work War II, Korea, and Vietnam Memorials, and three military museums dedicated to their service. They will participate in wreath-laying ceremonies at many of the venues including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. U.S. Rep. Jodey Arrington, who represents much of the South Plains and West Texas, and his staff, will welcome the veterans to Capitol Hill.
Texas South Plains Honor Flight Committee volunteers work all year to raise the $220,000 that is needed to sponsor this event. This trip is only possible through the generous donations of South Plains residents, businesses, and organizations.
How You Can Help
We are 100% funded by donations all proceeds from all fundraisers, raffles, or other events go towards the flight, and every dollar counts. To date we have taken over 800 veterans in the last 8 years and have no plans of stopping any time soon your support is what keeps us serving our local Heroes.
We have an outreach team that would love to talk to you about how you, your organization, business, school, or church can help make this trip a possibility.
We hold several events throughout the year and are always in need of companies or organizations to help front the cost so profits can directly serve our veterans if your, this can be done monetarily or through in kind donations. If your business or organization would like to help sponsor these events please reach out to:
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
I didn't do more than anyone else in the service, but the trip to Washington DC helped me to understand more of the unity of those serving our country on all levels. The comradery of the veterans on the trip was so rewarding and brought back the times of individual support while we were serving so many years ago.
Besides the individual contacts with those chosen to go, meeting the staff, that organized and supported this trip was a pleasure. Their dedication and sense of humor made the trip even more enjoyable. Thank you for taking me on this memorable trip.
— D. Smith , Paratrooper