Honor Flight of South Carolina is part of the Honor Flight Network, which takes World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to see and experience the National World War II Memorial. A chartered flight takes the vets to our nation’s capital for a one-day tour. In addition to visiting the WWII memorial, veterans see the Korean, Vietnam and Iwo Jima memorials and monuments. The veterans are special guests at Arlington Cemetery where they observe the Changing of The Guard at the Tomb of The Unknowns.
When is the next trip?
The next scheduled Honor Flight, sponsored by The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, will depart Columbia, S.C. on April 11, 2012. The flight leaves Columbia by 8 a.m. and returns around 8 p.m.
Who is eligible?
Any American veteran who served in the armed forces during World War II who has not previously been on an Honor Flight. Preference will be given to members of electric cooperatives and their families, but all veterans are urged to apply.
How are South Carolina’s electric cooperatives participating in Honor Flight?
Electric co-ops in S.C. have donated the money to make this trip possible.
How much does the trip cost?
There is no cost to veterans. The flight is funded through donations by South Carolina’s electric cooperatives.
Can I go if I have special medical needs?
Yes. Arrangements can be made for most special needs, including wheelchair bound and oxygen dependent individuals. Several physicians will be on the flight to assist the veterans throughout the day. We encourage all veterans to apply.