This non-profit organization was founded in 2005 for the sole purpose of flying World War II veterans to see their memorial in Washington DC with all trip expenses paid. A fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation awarded a grant to Honor Flight Tri-State to assist with the operating capital to successfully complete their mission - to send as many Veterans to their memorial as possible. The World War II Memorial was not built until 60 years after the conflict and many veterans are now in their 80s and 90s. The veterans who travel in this program are elderly and Honor Flight Tri-State supplies everything they need for their trip - including commercial airfare, meals, guardians and tour buses.
Anyone that served our country in World War II qualifies for application to this program. They screen all applicants to be sure they are healthy enough to endure an 18-hour day and traveling on commercial airlines and tour buses. All veterans, no matter what their ethnic origin, are eligible for participation in a flight. Social/economic qualifications do not exist.