They stormed the beaches of Normandy, they braved German flak, and they fought on Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal and in a thousand other battles. Now the GI Joe’s of WWII are in the sunset of their lives. Before too long they will all be gone. There is no way to really reward these heroes for what they did. We can never thank them enough but we can at least reward them with an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.
Honor Flight of the Inland Empire California was formed in 2010. We gratefully accept donations to continue our mission. Donations are accepted from all individuals. Our goal is to raise $150,000 each year, which is the cost of sending 150 veterans to Washington D.C. each year. Your contribution to this noteworthy cause will go a long way toward helping us achieve our goal.
Additionally, we invite schools, professional groups, companies, civic entities and especially veteran service organizations to donate. We operate under the IRS 501 C (3) rules for non-profit organizations. All donations are tax deductable under the 501 C (3) rules.
Your donation will be used to pay the expenses to transport, feed, and house veterans from the Inland Empire hub at Los Angeles Airport to Washington, DC to visit THEIR memorials. Our top priority is veterans with terminal illnesses and World War II Veterans who have waited over 60 years for their memorial. Most of these remaining senior veterans will never see the WWII Memorial without the help of compassionate people like you. Many of our WWII veterans had previously given up all hope of ever seeing the memorial that honors their service and the ultimate sacrifice of their comrades.
The time to act is NOW. Since 2007, approximately 1,500 World War II veterans die each DAY. The average life expectancy for an American is 74.4 years. The youngest WWII veteran is 80+ years old. Sadly, in a few years almost all of our WWII veterans will be gone. This trip will probably be their “last hurrah,” the last time they will be recognized as heroes and conquering victors that collectively and literally saved the world. All day long they will be thanked, recognized and admired for their service. These veterans will remember the kindness and adoration shown to them for the rest of their lives. They will all have a deeper appreciation for how much their country loves them and will miss them.
Thank for you kindness and support.