"A trip of a Lifetime"
Who We Are
The Texas South Plains Honor Flight is a chapter of the Honor Flight Network with 128 hubs in 44 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.
About Us: South Plains Honor Flight
Welcome to South Plains Honor Flight, where our mission is deeply rooted in honoring the service and sacrifices of our nation's veterans. At the heart of our commitment is the belief that every veteran, regardless of the era in which they served, deserves the utmost recognition and gratitude. South Plains Honor Flight is dedicated to providing veterans with the unique and transformative "trip of a lifetime" experience, emphasizing the significance of welcoming home our heroes.
What Sets South Plains Honor Flight Apart?
South Plains Honor Flight is an integral part of the Honor Flight Network, and what sets us apart is our unwavering focus on ensuring that every willing and able veteran, particularly those from the World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam Era, has the opportunity to visit their Memorials in Washington, D.C. Our primary emphasis is on creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for veterans, giving special attention to the Vietnam Era veterans who may not have received the welcome home they deserved.
Our Priority: Honoring Those Who Have Served
In recognition of the time urgency and the diminishing population of WWII and Korean War veterans, our foremost commitment lies in honoring all those who have served our nation. South Plains Honor Flight is dedicated to expressing profound gratitude to the brave men and women who selflessly defended our freedom.
As we witness the passing of time and the dwindling numbers of WWII and Korean War veterans, our urgency to extend this tribute becomes increasingly apparent. We extend a heartfelt invitation to every willing and able veteran across Texas to join us on this pressing and unforgettable journey.
The urgency stems not only from the desire to recognize the sacrifices of WWII and Korean War veterans but also to ensure that every veteran, regardless of era, is given the opportunity to visit their Memorials in Washington, D.C. South Plains Honor Flight is committed to prioritizing the honor of all those who have served, and your participation is vital in making this tribute possible before time slips away. Join us as we collectively express our gratitude to these heroes for their service and sacrifices.
A Welcoming Home for Vietnam Era Veterans
For our Vietnam Era veterans, South Plains Honor Flight recognizes the importance of ensuring a belated but heartfelt "Welcome Home." We understand the unique challenges faced by these veterans upon their return, and we are committed to providing them with the recognition, respect, and gratitude they rightfully deserve. Join us as we make every effort to turn this journey into a powerful homecoming celebration.
The Trip of a Lifetime
At South Plains Honor Flight, we don't just offer a trip; we provide an experience of a lifetime. The "trip of a lifetime" is more than a phrase for us—it encapsulates the profound impact our journeys have on veterans. We invite veterans to embark on this remarkable journey, to share stories, forge connections with fellow servicemen and women, and find solace and pride in visiting the memorials erected in their honor.
Join Us in Making a Difference
We invite you to be a part of South Plains Honor Flight's mission. Whether you're a veteran eager to join us on this transformative journey, a supporter looking to contribute, or a community member willing to help us reach every willing and able veteran, your involvement is crucial. Together, we can ensure that every veteran experiences the "trip of a lifetime" and receives the gratitude and recognition they have earned.
Thank you for supporting South Plains Honor Flight as we continue to honor and celebrate the bravery and commitment of our nation's heroes.
for these so deserving veterans.
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