NEW Memorial Schedule list

An additional feature we are proud to present in an ongoing list of all Memorial greeting opportunities. While this website’s purpose is to share DCA arrivals and schedules, many hubs fly in and out of neighboring airports (BWI and IAD). In order to best serve our veterans and recruit the most volunteers, we’ve added a special link to the Memorial page which will list out all Honor Flight scheduled visits to WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. This includes DCA, BWI, and IAD arriving hubs. This report will be produced weekly and cover the following 14 calendar days.

Click here to be redirected to the Memorial Greetings page to see all the Honor Flight memorial schedules based on date and memorial. 

As always, this information is subject to change and modification without notice. Airline delays, downtown activities, and a constantly evolving schedules mean our hubs (and volunteers) must be flexible. We hope you find this report valuable and another opportunity to greet all our veterans in downtown DC!

DCA construction

The DCA airport (National) is undergoing some serious construction as part of a $163.5 million, two year project. We want to make sure all our volunteers leave plenty of time to navigate the temporary paths, parking, and walkways so no one misses greeting a vet!

Please allow extra time in your journey through DCA. Things we’ve noticed:

  • Garage spaces limited/closed
  • Very heavy traffic and lane closures
  • Construction around new security area
  • Upper level for staging buses for pick up and drop off
  • feel free to comment below if you have tips to share with fellow volunteers!

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Second-oldest Pearl Harbor survivor, Jim Downing, dies at 104

Honor Flight community, we celebrate the life of Pearl Harbor survivor Jim Downing, who passed on Friday, February 16th. Many of our volunteers were able to meet and greet Jim when he visited DC and the WWII Memorial last year. You can read more about Jim’s extraordinary life below. We honor his life and service.

Last Honor Flight of 2017!

DECEMBER

December 9, Saturday

  • GROUP: annual Snowball Express, a program which sends children of fallen soldiers to Dallas, TX for a long weekend. This program honors their families as well as gives kids the opportunity to disconnect and have fun. The theme this year is Disney’s “Frozen”
  • NOTE this is not an official Honor Flight, but opportunity to honor those affected by war and their families.
  • DEPARTURE: 8:50am, American Airlines (Terminal C)

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Wreaths Across America

The annual Wreaths Across America event will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, December 12, 2015.

The gates will open at 8 am. We will gather inside the visitor’s center and leave around 8:30 for the opening ceremony and orientation session. Please wear your yellow shirt if possible so we can recognize you! We will then move to designated areas of the cemetery to participate in the laying of wreaths at headstones. If you aren’t with our group, do not worry – laying the wreaths is more important than finding everyone. Please DRESS WARMLY (gloves help to not get poked by the wreaths) and use the Metro to visit the cemetery – no general parking will be permitted in the Welcome Center Garage. ALL are welcome so bring your friends.

Schedule of Events

8:00 a.m. — Arlington National Cemetery gates open to public

8:30 a.m. — Ceremonial Wreaths Across America Truck Parade arrives at Arlington’s Main entrance

(time approx)

9:00 a.m. — Opening Ceremony (McClellan Gate near the entrance of the cemetery)

10:00 a.m. — Wreath laying begins throughout the cemetery

11:00 a.m. — Wreath laying ceremony at President Kennedy’s grave

11:30 a.m. — Wreath laying ceremony at USS Maine Mast

12 Noon — Wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

If you are interested in sponsoring a wreath, more information can be found HERE

RSVP on Facebook here