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We are non-profit organization created to honor America's veterans from the surrounding Maryland and Delaware areas, for all their sacrifices by transporting our heroes to Washington D.C. to visit their memorials.

We appreciate your generosity large and small in Honoring our Heroes with your donations to fulfill this mission.

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Veterans and Guardians

Applications

Apply for an Honor Flight

Honor Flight Network recognizes American veterans for your sacrifices and achievements by flying you to Washington, D.C. to see YOUR memorial at no cost. Top priority is given to World War II and terminally ill veterans from all wars.

Honor Flight Network has expanded to include Korean War and Vietnam War veterans. In order for Honor Flight Network to achieve this goal, guardians are transported with the veterans on every trip providing assistance and helping veterans have a safe, memorable and rewarding experience.

For what you and your comrades have given to us, please consider this a small token of appreciation from all of us at Honor Flight Network.

If you are a Veteran and would like to experience an Honor Flight at no cost to you, please complete the application at below.

If you know of someone who is a World War II veteran or a veteran with a terminal illness, please fill out an application and send it in on their behalf. And remember, every veteran travels free.


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For further information, please contact us at (443) 873-0874, or via email at applications@honorflightmd.org

Become a Guardian

Guardians are essential to the success of the Honor Flight Network Program. Without these volunteers we would not be able to carry out the dreams of so many veterans, enabling them to see the memorials built in their honor.

Typically during our trips, we divide the veterans into groups of eight and assign three guardians to each group. Even before the veterans arrive at the airport, the guardian’s responsibilities begin with trip preparation and going over their packets of material. Once the veterans start to arrive, guardians will ensure boarding passes and IDs are available, distribute Honor Flight Network tee shirts, assist in boarding, etc.

From the moment the veterans are in our hands until we return them to their loved ones in the evening, guardians will be asked to treat these heroes as if they are family and ensure that every veteran has a safe, memorable, and rewarding experience. Guardians are volunteers and are expected to pay for their trip. Prices will vary depending on the departure city and transportation fares.

Because they play such a significant role in our program, we will provide training sessions for all guardians prior to participating in one of our trips.

Apply to be a guardian by downloading the PRINTABLE Guardian Application

Apply to be a guardian by downloading the FILLABLE Guardian Application

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If you would like more information about becoming a Guardian, please contact us at (443) 873-0874, or via email at applications@honorflightmd.org.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are essential to the success of the Honor Flight Network Program. Without these volunteers we would not be able to carry out the dreams of so many veterans, enabling them to see the memorials built in their honor.

Volunteers help with the day to day operation of running Honor Flight Network.

From answering phones to validating applications. There are so many things that need to be done to run a well choreographed Honor Flight Trip.

If you have time to dedicate for on going assistance in running the Hub then please apply to be a volunteer by downloading the Volunteer Application

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If you would like more information about becoming a Volunteer, please contact us at (443) 873-0874, or via email at applications@honorflightmd.org.

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Our Missions

Eastern Shore Veteran Trip to DC Memorials

We have WWII, Korean and Vietnam Veterans on the waiting list. We look forward to your generous support to take them on their last mission early summer.

Southern Maryland - Missions for Veterans

We have WWII, Korean and Vietnam Veterans on the waiting list. We look forward to your generous support to take them on their last mission early summer.

Veteran Trips to DC Memorials from Baltimore

We have WWII, Korean and Vietnam Veterans on the waiting list. We look forward to your generous support to take them on their last mission early summer.
Veterans

FAQ

about the Missions

Yes it is, we promise. As a nation, our freedoms have been guaranteed by the devoted service and sacrifice of our Veterans. This is our chance to finally say a proper ‘Thank you’ to our most treasured Veterans. Veterans travel for free – their expenses are paid through donations to Honor Flight Maryland! There is no charge to Veterans for their “Day of Honor”.

We understand your reluctance to be called a hero, but anyone who was drafted or volunteered to serve our country is a hero to us. We honor those that did not return as part of the Honor Flight Tour. We view the Changing of the Guard at Arlington and often are privileged to lay the wreath in a very touching ceremony sponsored by the Old Guard, protectors of the Tomb. Please join us to honor those who did not return as well as those of you that did. You are all heroes in our eyes!

Veterans who submit an application are selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Within the applicants, top priority is given to WWII Veterans (our most senior heroes) and any Veterans with terminal illnesses.  At this time, we are also taking Korean War Veterans on a space available basis.

YES! Any terminally ill Veteran is given top priority for the next Honor Flight Maryland Mission to Washington, DC.

We are unable to take Veterans to see the Memorials again.  We need to reserve the limited space and donated funds for Veterans who have not seen the Memorials.

Schedules vary from year to year, but we generally have several trips per year. Much of this depends on the number of Veterans we have on our waiting list and the generosity of our donors to finance the Missions

No. Honor Flight Maryland is very prepared; we provide a wheelchair for every Veteran for the duration of the trip. In addition, our deluxe motor coaches are equipped with lifts (and a bathroom). If a Veteran is unable to ambulate the bus stairs or transfer from a wheelchair to a bus seat, please be sure to include this information on the application form. Veterans are encouraged to bring their personal cane or walker if they wish.

If a Veteran requires oxygen, a prescription for the oxygen must be provided by the Veteran’s health care provider, identifying the delivery method (i.e. mask or nasal canola), frequency (as needed or continuously), and the rate of delivery (e.g. 2-3 liters per minute). Veterans on oxygen are to bring enough oxygen cylinders to get them through the entire day to include travel time from their home to our departure point and from our arrival point back to their homes.

Yes. We travel with qualified Registered Nurses (RNs) and/or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) on each bus.  Additionally, some of our Guardians are medical professionals in our community.

No. It is the responsibility of Veterans and Guardians to secure transportation to and from the bus departure location. As appropriate, Mission Leaders can provide contact information to Veterans who live near each other so they can consolidate transportation at their own discretion.

Yes. We travel by chartered bus. The buses have a bathroom on board and a wheelchair lift. We depart from a predetermined location (may vary by trip) from Maryland and Delaware areas. Each Veteran has a Guardian assigned to accompany him or her, with the solitary duties of assuring their enjoyment and safety. A light breakfast is served before boarding or prepared as a box breakfast to be served the bus. Stops may  include Arlington National Cemetery, the National World War II Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, Air Force Memorial, Navy Memorial , and the Korean War Veterans Memorial to name a few. We will enjoy a boxed lunch at a memorable location like the Air Force Memorial. We return home to a Hero’s Welcome and a sit-down dinner.

No. While this is always a difficult and sometimes emotional question to answer, it is the policy of Honor Flight Maryland is to exclude spouses unless they are also Veterans, even if they are willing and able to pay their own expenses. These trips are dedicated to our Veterans and with limited space; we must ensure that every available resource is allocated to their accommodation.

Yes. Family members are eligible to be Guardians if:

  • They are physically capable of assisting the Veteran during the entire trip
  • At least one generation younger than the veteran
  • Are not the spouse
  • Completed a Guardian Application and Covenant release not to Sue,
  • Submitted a $150 check to cover the cost of their meals, charter bus seat, name tag, and Honor Flight Maryland T-shirt.

Our top priority is the safe travel of ALL the Veterans. Our ratio is between one to three Veterans for each Guardian . Being physically qualified means the person can push a wheelchair all day if needed or assisting in the lifting of a Veteran.

The most important rule of thumb is comfort. Comfortable walking shoes and clothing in layers is ideal. We will be traveling on the same bus throughout the day so any items not worn can be securely stored on the bus. Mission Leaders and Guardians will monitor local weather conditions and advise Veterans accordingly.

Some Veterans have worn their military uniform and we encourage that if the uniform is appropriate for the expected weather and comfortable. We encourage all Veterans to wear a military cap that showcases their branch of service, field of battle, or military station. We also encourage Veterans to bring photographs, medals, or any memorabilia they would like to share with their Guardian or comrades on the trip.

The most important rule of thumb is comfort. Comfortable walking shoes and clothing in layers is ideal. We will be traveling on the same bus throughout the day so any items not worn can be securely stored on the bus. Mission Leaders and Guardians will monitor local weather conditions and advise Veterans accordingly.

Some Veterans have worn their military uniform and we encourage that if the uniform is appropriate for the expected weather and comfortable. We encourage all Veterans to wear a military cap that showcases their branch of service, field of battle, or military station. We also encourage Veterans to bring photographs, medals, or any memorabilia they would like to share with their Guardian or comrades on the trip.

Yes. Honor Flight Maryland recognizes and respects the desire of our female Veterans to see their own Memorial and can arrange to have the bus stop at the base of Arlington Cemetery to drop off any women who wish to tour that site. However, it should be noted that Veterans who tour the Women’s Memorial may not see the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. There may be not enough time to do both.

Yes and No.

Let us explain. Honor Flight Maryland and Delaware is restricted to only transporting veterans from these states.

The good news is that if you live outside of our service area such as West Virginia, Washington DC or Virginia we can refer you to a Honor Flight Hub near you (click here to find one near you) or if there is no Honor Flight Hub nearby, our HQ team as a Southwest Lone Eagle program that accepts applications. (click here for more information on the Southwest Lone Eagle Program)

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Trusted Partners

Honor Flight Maryland is proud to partner with the following companies and organizations who share our commitment to honoring our veterans, and whose generous support helps fund and facilitate our mission.

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