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Since its founding in 2012 by local veterans, the South Plains Honor Flight has been proudly serving the West Texas community, coordinating unforgettable trips for our nation's heroes – World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans. Now approaching its 11th annual mission, this initiative has become a cherished tradition, made possible through the unwavering support of the South Plains community.

Our mission is clear: to provide local veterans with a meticulously organized, three-day, all-expenses-paid trip, allowing them to experience the memorials erected in their honor. The journey begins with our heroes soaring on a chartered Southwest Airlines jet, traveling to the heart of our nation's capital.

Since 2013, we've helped over 1,000 veterans take flight on this three-day journey, creating countless memories and forging bonds that last a lifetime. In 2024, we embark on our 11th mission, and we invite you to join us in honoring these heroes.

During this meaningful excursion, veterans visit the iconic World War II, Korean, and Vietnam Memorials alongside three esteemed military museums dedicated to preserving the memory of their sacrifices. A poignant visit to Arlington National Cemetery includes witnessing the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and participating in wreath-laying ceremonies—a tangible connection between their bravery and the enduring legacy of freedom.

The significance of our eleventh flight extends beyond the journey itself; it embodies the unwavering commitment of the South Plains to its veterans. Throughout the year, volunteers dedicate their efforts to raising the necessary $250,000, supported by the generous contributions of local residents, businesses, and organizations.

Your support, through donations and volunteer hours, makes this incredible experience possible. We rely on our community to ensure every veteran receives the recognition and appreciation they deserve.

Here's how you can get involved:

  • Donate: Every contribution fuels the journey.

  • Volunteer: Lend a hand and witness the magic firsthand.

  • Nominate a veteran: Help us reach every hero who deserves this trip.

We extend an invitation to join us in honoring our local heroes. By supporting the South Plains Honor Flight, you contribute to ensuring that every veteran has the opportunity to walk the sacred grounds of our nation's capital and witness the profound impact of their service. Join the South Plains Honor Flight and be a part of something truly special. Together, we can honor the legacy of our veterans and ensure their stories echo through generations.

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