About Us

Honor Flight Inland Empire Board Members

William Earl  (President)

Herbert Williams III  (Treasurer)

Marva X.   (Application/Fundraising Coordinator)

Cindy Garcia-Bartnett & Thomas Bartnett (Guardian Trainers)

Mark Sitar

  Mike Mizak

Valerie Manser

Johnny (JR) Rivera

Jens Rubschlager

Founding Honorary Committee Members

Mike Mckelroy

Geraldine Farris


They stormed the beaches of Normandy, braved the German Army, and fought on Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal and in a hundred other battles. Now the GI Joe’s of WWII are in the sunset of their lives.  There are several ways to acknowledge these heroes for what they did: shake their hand, buy their meal, Thank them for their Service!   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 (Southern California) was formed in 2010, with that mission in mind!

To date, we have sent over 250 Veterans to Washington,DC from Ontario and San Diego.   Working with the San Diego Hub has created a bonus in ensuring more local Veterans receive this trip.  It is also through the kindness of generous donations that we can continue gifting our Greatest Generation.  Contributions to this noteworthy cause 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 request a speaker to share information about this group.  We operate under the IRS 501 C (3) rules for non-profit organizations and issue a tax deductible receipt.

Donations are used to cover the cost for transportation, meals, tours and hotel for veterans from the Inland Empire Hub at Ontario Airport to Washington, DC enabling them to visit THEIR memorials.  Our top priority are World War II Veterans who have waited over 60 years to see these memorials.   

It is through the kindness of strangers that these Warriors will see the Memorials that honors their service and the ultimate sacrifice of their comrades.   Eventually, we plan to extend this gift to Veterans of later campaigns/wars.

The time to act is NOW.  The youngest WWII veteran is 80+ years old.   This trip allows these Veterans to be rewarded for what they did that collectively and literally saved the world.  During this trip 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.

Thank for you kindness and support.

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