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5:00 AM May 29, 2024

In Gratitude Honor Flight of the Ozarks

Join Honor Flight of the Ozarks and Ozarks Public Television for “In Gratitude: Honor Flight of the Ozarks” a feature-length presentation capturing the poignant stories of a group of veterans who embark on a unique journey to Washington D.C. to visit the monuments dedicated to their service and sacrifice. The program follows these veterans as they share their personal experiences and emotions as they visit the various monuments and memorials, and remember their fallen comrades and the sacrifices they made for our country. The ‘Honor Flight’ culminates in a heartwarming welcome home celebration for the veterans.

Tune in to OPT’s KOZK (in the Springfield area) or KOZJ (in the Joplin area) to watch “In Gratitude: Honor Flight of the Ozarks” premiering on Thursday, March 28 at 8:00 pm, with an encore broadcast on Monday, April 1 at 8:00 pm. Check your local TV provider listings for the channel.

Information from Honor Flight of the Ozarks:

Our goal is to get our veterans to Washington D.C. to see their memorials. The safety and security of everyone on every trip are our top priorities. All Honor Flights will follow Covid-19 safety guidelines in place. This includes those from the CDC, all airlines/airports, bus lines, federal buildings and the Honor Flight Network.

In the end, it is our responsibility as an Honor Flight hub to ensure we are doing everything possible to make visits to Washington, D.C. as safe and rewarding as possible.

We will keep our Veterans, Guardians, and Volunteers up to date with changes as we are able to do so.

Honor Flight of the Ozarks

Honor Flight of the Ozarks announces 2024 dates for next Veterans Flights to D.C.

As currently scheduled, Honor Flight of the Ozarks will still be traveling to Washington, D.C. on May 29, 2024. August and October to be announced. The status of these flights is still subject to change, due to circumstances beyond our control. We will make attempts to inform everyone if there are changes.

Welcome to Honor Flight of the Ozarks

All qualifying veterans of WWII, Korean Conflict, Vietnam Era, and Desert Shield/Desert Storm are eligible to go on a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the WWII, Korean Conflict, Navy, Air Force, Vietnam and Iwo Jima memorials, and Arlington Cemetery.

Flight priority is given to all terminally ill veterans of any war era. Next priority is given to WWII, Korean, Vietnam, and Desert Shield/Desert Storm veterans. We require a Guardian to accompany each Veteran on every flight. They provide the assistance needed by each Veteran to ensure a safe and rewarding experience.

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Honor Flight Veteran with Guardian next to American Flag
Honor Flight Veteran with Guardian next to American Flag

Do you want to help Honor Flight?

Don't have time to volunteer nor the funds to help the way you would like too?

One of the greatest ways you can help Honor Flight is to let these local Heroes know about our program and that it costs the veteran nothing! The price for these trips has already been paid for by alot of blood.

Qualifications are veterans of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Veteran DID NOT HAVE TO SERVE IN COUNTRY TO QUALIFY. If they served during the campaign periods, regardless of where they where stationed, They qualify!

Did you also know that if you know a veteran of any other campaign after Vietnam that is terminally ill, they also qualify? Please make note of our phone number, email, and address so you can pass it along to the veteran.

The best part about this is the friends you will make. Most veterans are humbled when you tell them about Honor Flight. So GREET THESE HEROES AND TELL THEM ABOUT HONOR FLIGHT!


Remember a visit, a handshake is free, dont take much time and you will make a new friend. Heck, in the amount of time that it took you to read all this, you could have already informed a hero.

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