Sixty-eight survivors of World War II and the Korean war, and one terminally ill Vietnam veteran joined the Honor Flight Family in October 2014. The Veterans toured the war memorials that were built to pay tribute to them for the many sacrifices they endured. The tour ended at Arlington National Cemetery where the Veterans witnessed the changing of the guard and the tomb of the unknown soldier. If you talk to any of these veterans, they will tell you that this tour is one of the "highlights of their life."
Currently over 329 Veterans wear the Honor Flight Yellow Jacket
thanks to the generosity of a very grateful community.
Honor Flight of Southern New Mexico was established in 2008 by business and community leaders who were devoted to honoring our Veterans. October 2014 will mark our seventh flight back to Washington DC allowing Veterans the opportunity to see their memorial. In the past our focus has been on honoring the WWII Veterans, our most senior heroes also known as THE GREATEST GENERATION.
In the first seven years of the program, through the generosity of the community tribute has been paid to 273 WWII veterans. Additionally 46 Korean War veterans and 5 terminally ill Vietnamveterans have also been honored.
The next Honor Flight tour is scheduled for October 5 - 7. 2015 applications are being accepted NOW on a first come - first serve basis so get your applications in as soon as possible. The applications below and may be down loaded and mailed to:
Honor Flight of So NM & El Paso, Texas Attn: Debra Melcher 4317 Calle de Nubes Las Cruces, NM 88012 or e-mailed
This is a special event honoring the men and women who served our country ensuring the many freedoms that all of us Americans enjoy today. It will be a day of recognition and tribute for the Veterans' service and sacrifices.
Click here to download the Guardian/Angel Application.
-Guardians will be asked to contribute $1,200
Angels will be asked to contribute $1,400.
These fees cover all expenses - lodging, transportations, meals.
Click here to download the Veteran Application.
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ADOPT A VETERAN PROGRAM
The “ADOPT A VETERAN” program was started in 2012 and has enjoyed enthusiastic support with the community adopting 97 veterans in the first three years. .The adoption fee is $1,200 and covers most of the Veterans expenses. Individuals or organizations that adopt a veteran will be listed in our banquet program and will be invited to the annual veteran reunion where they will be presented a plaque commemorating the donation.One may also"ADOPT-A-VETERAN" in memory of ........ or in honor of someone special. This dedication will be inscribed on your plaque.
Please note though that it is not necessary to “ADOPT-A-VETERAN” to make this trip a reality for a Veteran; donations of lesser amounts are also appreciated. Any monetary contribution will help. The number of veterans we can accommodate each year is totally dependent on the funds we raise.
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TO USE A CREDIT CARD PLEASE CALL
DEBRA MELCHER AT 575 202-6366