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. As you are aware, a decision was made by the national Honor Flight organization to cancel all of our scheduled flights for 2020 due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. These decisions did not come lightly, and were argued and debated heavily at the national and local levels.
In the end, it is our responsibility as a Honor Flight hub to ensure we are doing everything possible to make visits to Washington, D.C. as safe and rewarding as possible.
As 2021 started, we had hopes of making our first scheduled flight in May. However, on March 19th we received communication from Honor Flight Network that all hub flights will be suspended through August 15, 2021.Their statement reads,
“...Trip Suspension Extension. Due to continued uncertainty with regard to COVID and COVID-related issues, the Board has extended the Honor Flight travel suspensionthrough August 15, 2021. The HFN staff and Board are continuing to monitor developments in vaccine distribution and relevant restrictions in the DC area...”
Honor Flight of the Ozarks is bound by the rules from the national network. As the year progresses, we hope that some of the travel restrictions will be loosened and/or lifted in their entirety. Until that time, we must follow guidelines and take the extra steps and precautions to ensure we can proceed with our scheduled flight on August 24th.
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 Dates for Next Veteran's Flights to Washington D.C. and Next Gala
As currently scheduled, Honor Flight of the Ozarks will still be traveling to Washington, D.C. on August 24th and October 26th. 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.
Our Greatest Generation’s Gala, our preeminent annual fundraising event, has been rescheduled for June 26, 2021 at Bass Pro Shops’ White River Conference Center, in Springfield, Missouri. Tickets are available for this outstanding event. To purchase tickets and get more information, contact the Honor Flight of the Ozarks office (tel. 417-268-9052).