Memorial Greetings

Join Us! All Are Welcome!

Volunteers are always welcome and free at their own initiative to greet and welcome veterans directly at the Memorials! Veterans arrive not just from Reagan Airport, but from BWI, IAD, the local area, and on their own.

Volunteering at the World War II, Korean, or Vietnam Memorial:

There are volunteers who greet veterans directly at the Memorials.  To do so, there is no need to rsvp to us. Just show up. If we know the times the Veterans will be at the WWII Memorial, we list it on the schedule.

Some Saturdays are deemed “Super Saturdays” as up to 10-15 different hubs are all in town!  Greeters come to the WWII and can spend as much time as desired greeting flights as they arrive and unload.  This is a great experience and well suited for large groups.

There is free parking near the Memorials on Ohio Drive, in the Tidal Basin parking lot (near the paddleboats), and around the National Mall.  Please note that many of these free spaces are only for two to three hours.  If you park on a DC street, you must pay for parking with a meter or an electronic meter.

Additionally, you will quite likely meet other Honor Flight veterans who have arrived via BWI or IAD, or who are visiting their Memorials on bus trips. It is an awesome time.

The following schedule lists Honor Flight missions arriving at BWI, DCA, and IAD and bus trips for 60 days from the first mission listed.  The memorial arrival and departure times are provided by the sponsoring Honor Flight Hub on the National Honor Flight Schedule.  In cases where the Hub has not provided their memorial schedule, the arrival and departure times will be blank. Actual times may vary due to local traffic, airline delays or other bumps in the road of life.  We currently do not have a method of providing real-time updates.  We appreciate your understanding.

“No plan survives first contact with the enemy” – Attributed to General of Army Dwight Eisenhower

Memorial Arrival Date Memorial Memorial Arrival Time Memorial Departure Time Hub Vets Arrival Airport
5/14 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 9:10 AM 9:40 AM Honor Flight Austin 40 DCA
5/14 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 1:00 PM 2:15 PM Honor Flight Houston 19 DCA
5/14 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 1:55 PM 3:30 PM Lone Eagle Program 41 BWI
5/14 (Sat ) WWII 8:00 AM 8:50 AM Honor Flight Austin 40 DCA
5/14 (Sat ) WWII 12:15 PM 12:45 PM Honor Flight Houston 19 DCA
5/14 (Sat ) WWII 1:00 PM 1:45 PM Lone Eagle Program 41 BWI
5/14 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam Southwest Florida Honor Flight 84 BWI
5/14 (Sat ) WWII Southwest Florida Honor Flight 84 BWI
5/14 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 10:45 AM 12:00 PM Honor Flight-Top of Virginia 50
5/14 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 2:10 PM 3:10 PM Middle Georgia Honor Flight 13 BWI
5/14 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 2:35 PM 3:15 PM The Big Apple Honor Flight 43 DCA
5/14 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 2:45 PM 5:00 PM Midwest Honor Flight 84 DCA
5/14 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 3:00 PM 4:15 PM North Country Honor Flight 15 IAD
5/14 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 4:15 PM 5:45 PM Badger Honor Flight 90 DCA
5/14 (Sat ) WWII 9:45 AM 10:30 AM Honor Flight-Top of Virginia 50
5/14 (Sat ) WWII 11:35 AM 2:00 PM Middle Georgia Honor Flight 13 BWI
5/14 (Sat ) WWII 12:00 PM 1:45 PM North Country Honor Flight 15 IAD
5/14 (Sat ) WWII 1:45 PM 2:30 PM The Big Apple Honor Flight 43 DCA
5/14 (Sat ) WWII 2:00 PM 2:30 PM Midwest Honor Flight 84 DCA
5/14 (Sat ) WWII 3:00 PM 4:00 PM Badger Honor Flight 90 DCA
5/15 (Sun ) Korea/Vietnam 10:50 AM 12:30 PM Puget Sound Honor Flight 60 BWI
5/15 (Sun ) WWII 9:20 AM 10:30 AM Puget Sound Honor Flight 60 BWI
5/16 (Mon ) Korea/Vietnam 1:00 PM 3:30 PM High Plains Honor Flight 120 BWI
5/16 (Mon ) WWII 8:30 AM 9:30 AM High Plains Honor Flight 120 BWI
5/17 (Tue ) Korea/Vietnam 2:30 PM 4:00 PM Central Valley Honor Flight 70 BWI
5/17 (Tue ) WWII 9:00 AM 10:45 AM Central Valley Honor Flight 70 BWI
5/17 (Tue ) Korea/Vietnam 12:30 PM 2:30 PM Eastern Iowa Honor Flight 95 DCA
5/17 (Tue ) Korea/Vietnam 2:30 PM 4:30 PM Greater Lafayette Honor Flight 85 DCA
5/17 (Tue ) WWII 11:20 AM 12:20 PM Eastern Iowa Honor Flight 95 DCA
5/17 (Tue ) WWII 12:00 PM 12:30 PM Greater St. Louis Honor Flight 60 DCA
5/17 (Tue ) WWII 1:45 PM 2:30 PM Greater Lafayette Honor Flight 85 DCA
5/18 (Wed ) Korea/Vietnam tbd tbd Honor Flight Network Of Kansas City 85 DCA
5/18 (Wed ) Korea/Vietnam 11:30 AM 1:00 PM Old Glory Honor Flight 100 DCA
5/18 (Wed ) WWII tbd tbd Honor Flight Network Of Kansas City 85 DCA
5/18 (Wed ) WWII 10:30 AM 11:15 AM Old Glory Honor Flight 100 DCA
5/19 (Thu ) Korea/Vietnam 10:00 AM 11:30 AM Great River Honor Flight 35 BWI
5/19 (Thu ) Korea/Vietnam 2:45 PM 4:00 PM Permian Basin Honor Flight 100 BWI
5/19 (Thu ) WWII 11:45 AM 12:15 PM Great River Honor Flight 35 BWI
5/19 (Thu ) WWII 1:30 PM 2:30 PM Permian Basin Honor Flight 100 BWI
5/20 (Fri ) WWII 11:15 AM 12:00 PM Honor Flight Bay Area Foundation 25 DCA
5/21 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 8:30 AM 10:30 AM Honor Flight Bay Area Foundation 25 DCA
5/21 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 9:00 AM 11:30 AM Honor Flight San Antonio de Valero 20 IAD
5/21 (Sat ) WWII 8:00 AM 9:00 AM Honor Flight San Antonio de Valero 20 IAD
5/21 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam Honor Flight Central Florida 25 BWI
5/21 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam Hudson Valley Honor Flight 72 DCA
5/21 (Sat ) WWII Honor Flight Central Florida 25 BWI
5/21 (Sat ) WWII Hudson Valley Honor Flight 72 DCA
5/21 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 10:15 AM 11:30 AM HONOR FLIGHT CLEVELAND 30 BWI
5/21 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 10:15 AM 11:15 AM Honor Flight Rochester 59 BWI
5/21 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 11:00 AM 11:20 AM First Coast Honor Flight, Inc. 25 BWI
5/21 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 11:30 AM 1:30 PM Blue Ridge Honor Flight 87 BWI
5/21 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 11:40 AM 1:45 PM Space Coast Honor Flight 30 BWI
5/21 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 1:00 PM 2:00 PM Southeast Florida Honor Flight 78 DCA
5/21 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 1:15 PM 2:00 PM Stars & Stripes Honor Flight, Inc. 84 BWI
5/21 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 1:45 PM 3:30 PM Indy Honor Flight 86 DCA
5/21 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 1:45 PM 2:30 PM Stars & Stripes Honor Flight, Inc. 81 BWI
5/21 (Sat ) WWII 9:00 AM 10:00 AM HONOR FLIGHT CLEVELAND 30 BWI
5/21 (Sat ) WWII 9:00 AM 10:00 AM Honor Flight Rochester 59 BWI
5/21 (Sat ) WWII 10:25 AM 10:40 AM First Coast Honor Flight, Inc. 25 BWI
5/21 (Sat ) WWII 10:45 AM 1:00 PM Texas South Plains Honor Flight 80 BWI
5/21 (Sat ) WWII 11:40 AM 1:45 PM Space Coast Honor Flight 30 BWI
5/21 (Sat ) WWII 12:15 PM 1:30 PM Indy Honor Flight 86 DCA
5/21 (Sat ) WWII 12:40 PM 1:40 PM Southeast Florida Honor Flight 78 DCA
5/21 (Sat ) WWII 2:15 PM 3:15 PM Blue Ridge Honor Flight 87 BWI
5/21 (Sat ) WWII 2:45 PM 1:30 PM Stars & Stripes Honor Flight, Inc. 84 BWI
5/21 (Sat ) WWII 3:00 PM 3:30 PM Stars & Stripes Honor Flight, Inc. 81 BWI
5/23 (Mon ) Korea/Vietnam 11:30 AM 3:30 PM Texas South Plains Honor Flight 80 BWI
5/23 (Mon ) Korea/Vietnam 1:15 PM 2:45 PM Honor Flight of Dubuque and the Tri-States 120 IAD
5/23 (Mon ) WWII 11:45 AM 12:45 PM Honor Flight of Dubuque and the Tri-States 120 IAD
5/24 (Tue ) Korea/Vietnam 3:30 PM 5:00 PM Honor Flight Central Coast California 23 DCA
5/24 (Tue ) WWII 2:00 PM 3:00 PM Honor Flight Central Coast California 23 DCA
5/24 (Tue ) Korea/Vietnam 1:15 PM 2:45 PM Honor Flight of Dubuque and the Tri-States 120 IAD
5/24 (Tue ) Korea/Vietnam 1:20 PM 3:15 PM Honor Flight of the Quad Cities 95 IAD
5/24 (Tue ) Korea/Vietnam 3:05 PM 4:45 PM Honor Flight Tri-State 88 DCA
5/24 (Tue ) WWII 11:45 AM 12:45 PM Honor Flight of Dubuque and the Tri-States 120 IAD
5/24 (Tue ) WWII 2:10 PM 2:55 PM Honor Flight Tri-State 88 DCA
5/24 (Tue ) WWII 3:30 PM 4:15 PM Honor Flight of the Quad Cities 95 IAD
5/25 (Wed ) Korea/Vietnam 11:30 AM 1:00 PM Parsons Kansas High School Honor Flight 24 BWI
5/25 (Wed ) WWII 10:30 AM 11:20 AM Parsons Kansas High School Honor Flight 24 BWI
5/25 (Wed ) Korea/Vietnam 12:30 PM 2:00 PM Honor Flight Northeast Indiana 85 DCA
5/25 (Wed ) Korea/Vietnam 1:30 PM 3:00 PM Upper Peninsula Honor Flight 85 DCA
5/25 (Wed ) WWII 9:30 AM 10:45 AM Honor Flight Northeast Indiana 85 DCA
5/25 (Wed ) WWII 3:00 PM 4:00 PM Upper Peninsula Honor Flight 85 DCA
5/28 (Sat ) WWII 8:45 AM 10:15 AM Honor Flight Maine 43 BWI
5/31 (Tue ) Korea/Vietnam 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Villages Honor Flight, Inc. 67 BWI
5/31 (Tue ) WWII 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Villages Honor Flight, Inc. 67 BWI
6/1 (Wed ) Korea/Vietnam 10:30 AM 12:45 PM Utah Honor Flight 77 BWI
6/1 (Wed ) WWII 9:30 AM 10:30 AM Utah Honor Flight 77 BWI
6/1 (Wed ) Korea/Vietnam 12:45 PM 2:45 PM Midwest Honor Flight 84 DCA
6/1 (Wed ) WWII 12:00 PM 12:40 PM Midwest Honor Flight 84 DCA
6/2 (Thu ) Korea/Vietnam 10:30 AM 12:00 PM Honor Flight of Northern New Mexico 25 BWI
6/2 (Thu ) WWII 9:00 AM 10:30 AM Honor Flight of Northern New Mexico 25 BWI
6/2 (Thu ) Korea/Vietnam 11:15 AM 12:45 PM Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter 80 DCA
6/2 (Thu ) Korea/Vietnam 1:45 PM 3:45 PM Greater Peoria Honor Flight 75 DCA
6/2 (Thu ) WWII 10:15 AM 11:00 AM Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter 80 DCA
6/2 (Thu ) WWII 11:45 AM 1:00 PM Greater Peoria Honor Flight 75 DCA
6/4 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 9:00 AM 9:40 AM Honor Flight Austin 40 DCA
6/4 (Sat ) WWII 8:00 AM 8:45 AM Honor Flight Austin 40 DCA
6/4 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam Honor Flight Long Island 41 BWI
6/4 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 11:30 AM 2:00 PM Indy Honor Flight 86 DCA
6/4 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 2:35 PM 4:05 PM Badger Honor Flight 90 DCA
6/4 (Sat ) WWII 9:30 AM 10:45 AM Indy Honor Flight 86 DCA
6/4 (Sat ) WWII 11:15 AM 12:45 PM Honor Flight Long Island 41 BWI
6/4 (Sat ) WWII 4:20 PM 5:35 PM Badger Honor Flight 90 DCA
6/5 (Sun ) Korea/Vietnam 3:30 PM 4:00 PM Central Heights Student Edition Honor Flight 48 DCA
6/5 (Sun ) Korea/Vietnam 3:30 PM 4:30 PM Honor Flight Connecticut 42 BWI
6/5 (Sun ) WWII 2:30 PM 3:30 PM Central Heights Student Edition Honor Flight 48 DCA
6/5 (Sun ) WWII 2:30 PM 3:15 PM Honor Flight Connecticut 42 BWI
6/6 (Mon ) Korea/Vietnam 1:35 PM 2:45 PM Never Forgotten Honor Flight 110 DCA
6/6 (Mon ) WWII 11:05 AM 12:40 PM Never Forgotten Honor Flight 110 DCA
6/7 (Tue ) Korea/Vietnam 12:30 PM 1:00 PM Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois 80 DCA
6/7 (Tue ) Korea/Vietnam 1:00 PM 2:30 PM Flag City Honor Flight 80 DCA
6/7 (Tue ) Korea/Vietnam 2:40 PM 4:15 PM Mid-Michigan Honor Flight 80 DCA
6/7 (Tue ) WWII 9:30 AM 10:30 AM Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois 80 DCA
6/7 (Tue ) WWII 11:00 AM 1:30 PM Flag City Honor Flight 80 DCA
6/7 (Tue ) WWII 12:45 PM 2:15 PM Mid-Michigan Honor Flight 80 DCA
6/8 (Wed ) Korea/Vietnam 10:30 AM 12:45 PM Utah Honor Flight 77 BWI
6/8 (Wed ) Korea/Vietnam 11:20 AM 12:40 PM Honor Flight Northern Arizona 30 BWI
6/8 (Wed ) WWII 9:30 AM 10:30 AM Utah Honor Flight 77 BWI
6/8 (Wed ) WWII 3:55 PM 4:55 PM Honor Flight Northern Arizona 30 BWI
6/8 (Wed ) Korea/Vietnam 12:45 PM 2:30 PM Honor Flight Northeast Indiana 85 DCA
6/8 (Wed ) WWII 10:00 AM 11:30 AM Honor Flight Northeast Indiana 85 DCA
6/9 (Thu ) Korea/Vietnam 3:15 PM 5:00 PM Honor Flight Columbus 90 DCA
6/9 (Thu ) WWII 2:15 PM 3:00 PM Honor Flight Columbus 90 DCA
6/10 (Fri ) Korea/Vietnam 11:45 AM 1:15 PM Rocky Mountain Honor Flight 30 BWI
6/10 (Fri ) WWII 9:15 AM 10:30 AM Rocky Mountain Honor Flight 30 BWI
6/10 (Fri ) Korea/Vietnam 2:15 PM 2:45 PM Honor Flight DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) 45 DCA
6/10 (Fri ) WWII 1:30 PM 2:00 PM Honor Flight DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) 45 DCA
6/11 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 9:45 AM 11:30 AM HONOR FLIGHT CLEVELAND 24 BWI
6/11 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 11:30 AM 2:00 PM Space Coast Honor Flight 30 BWI
6/11 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 12:45 PM 2:00 PM Honor Flight-Top of Virginia 50
6/11 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 3:00 PM 4:15 PM Honor Flight Kentucky 136 DCA
6/11 (Sat ) WWII 8:30 AM 9:30 AM HONOR FLIGHT CLEVELAND 24 BWI
6/11 (Sat ) WWII 10:30 AM 11:15 AM Honor Flight-Top of Virginia 50
6/11 (Sat ) WWII 11:30 AM 2:00 PM Space Coast Honor Flight 30 BWI
6/11 (Sat ) WWII 2:00 PM 2:45 PM Honor Flight Kentucky 136 DCA
6/14 (Tue ) Korea/Vietnam 10:45 AM 12:00 PM Land of Lincoln Honor Flight 90 DCA
6/14 (Tue ) Korea/Vietnam 1:15 PM 3:00 PM Honor Flight of West Central Florida 70 BWI
6/14 (Tue ) WWII 9:30 AM 10:30 AM Land of Lincoln Honor Flight 90 DCA
6/14 (Tue ) WWII 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Honor Flight of West Central Florida 70 BWI
6/15 (Wed ) Korea/Vietnam 1:45 PM 1:30 PM Honor Flight Chicago 120 IAD
6/15 (Wed ) WWII 12:00 PM 1:30 PM Honor Flight Chicago 120 IAD
6/16 (Thu ) Korea/Vietnam 9:30 AM 11:30 AM Great River Honor Flight 35 BWI
6/16 (Thu ) WWII 11:45 AM 12:15 PM Great River Honor Flight 35 BWI
6/18 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam Lone Eagle Program 90 DCA
6/18 (Sat ) WWII Lone Eagle Program 90 DCA
6/18 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 10:15 AM 11:15 AM Honor Flight Rochester 62 BWI
6/18 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 12:15 PM 2:15 PM Capital District Patriot Flight 52 BWI
6/18 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 12:15 PM 1:15 PM Franklin County Honor Flight 26 BWI
6/18 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 1:15 PM 2:00 PM Stars & Stripes Honor Flight, Inc. 75 IAD
6/18 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 1:45 PM 2:45 PM Stars & Stripes Honor Flight, Inc. 75 IAD
6/18 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 2:00 PM 4:00 PM North Country Honor Flight 15 IAD
6/18 (Sat ) WWII 9:00 AM 10:00 AM Honor Flight Rochester 62 BWI
6/18 (Sat ) WWII 11:00 AM 12:00 PM Capital District Patriot Flight 52 BWI
6/18 (Sat ) WWII 11:30 AM 12:00 PM Franklin County Honor Flight 26 BWI
6/18 (Sat ) WWII 12:00 PM 12:45 PM North Country Honor Flight 15 IAD
6/18 (Sat ) WWII 2:45 PM 3:30 PM Stars & Stripes Honor Flight, Inc. 75 IAD
6/18 (Sat ) WWII 3:30 PM 4:15 PM Stars & Stripes Honor Flight, Inc. 75 IAD
6/19 (Sun ) Korea/Vietnam 2:20 PM 3:45 PM Honor Flight New England 25 BWI
6/25 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 2:40 PM 3:55 PM Honor Flight Maine 22 BWI
6/25 (Sat ) WWII 8:45 AM 10:00 AM Honor Flight Maine 22 BWI
6/25 (Sat ) Korea/Vietnam 12:30 PM 2:15 PM Honor Flight Philadelphia 100
6/25 (Sat ) WWII 2:30 PM 3:15 PM Honor Flight Philadelphia 100
7/12 (Tue ) Korea/Vietnam 9:30 AM 11:30 AM Greater St. Louis Honor Flight 70 DCA
7/12 (Tue ) WWII 12:00 PM 12:45 PM Greater St. Louis Honor Flight 70 DCA
7/19 (Tue ) Korea/Vietnam Land of Lincoln Honor Flight 90 DCA
7/19 (Tue ) WWII Land of Lincoln Honor Flight 90 DCA
7/20 (Wed ) Korea/Vietnam 1:40 PM 3:30 PM Honor Flight Chicago 120 IAD
7/20 (Wed ) WWII 12:00 PM 1:30 PM Honor Flight Chicago 120 IAD
7/29 (Fri ) WWII Old Glory Honor Flight 125 DCA
7/29 (Fri ) Korea/Vietnam 10:15 AM 12:00 PM Old Glory Honor Flight 125 DCA

3 thoughts on “Memorial Greetings

  1. For WWII Memorial Volunteers. Some of your volunteer duties could be:

    -Greet the buses and then introduce yourself to the hub leader. Ask them if they need assistance with unloading the wheelchairs.

    -Show the veterans where the restrooms are (right there where the buses unload, look to the left and small bldg for men and women’s restroom, look to the right and you can see the tourist information bldg where the park rangers sit and where the WWII veteran’s database is located beside the front windows).

    -Ask the hub or bus leader if they need a temporary guardian at the WWII Memorial, some hubs pick up their metro area guardian at the WWII Memorial but the volunteer may be late so you can push the wheelchair veteran round until his/her guardian shows up.

    -Please watch the walking veterans, they get overconfident and then fall.

    -Assist the veterans with checking the database at the tourist center for their names.

    -Assist the veteran with having their pictures taken with or without their guardian.

    -Assist the veteran by using their camera to have their picture taken with Senators Bob and Elizabeth Dole, if applicable.

    -If the hubs have extra water bottles in their coolers, assist in ensuring the veterans have water during their time at the WWII Memorial.

    -Keep an eye out to ensure the veterans don’t wander away from the WWII Memorial. They all normally have same color t-shirts, or polo shirts or baseball caps showing where they are from. They will be wearing lanyards with their names and their hub name on it.

    -If they are eating at the WWII Memorial they normally eat on the Atlantic side of the WWII Memorial where there is shade, you can assist Ace who delivers the Arby’s lunchboxes to the veterans.

    – Walk around and talk to the veterans, they love to tell stories! If you are wearing your uniform, the WWII Veterans love posing for pictures with you!

    -Explain items of interest about the WWII Memorial.

    -Children are welcome and you can even bring your High School students who need to fill community service hours. Military members typically wear camo/utilities but appropriate civilian attire is acceptable as well. Feel free to come out for as little or as much time as you want! Thank you!

  2. I would be honored to volunteer with the honor flight at the WWII Memorial or The Vietnam Memorial….I live in Fredericksburg, Vrginia and would be driving up.

  3. I would love to be a greeter, especially the WWII Memorial or any of the Memorials. WWII is very special to me in many ways.

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