Vaccination will be required for 2021 trips once travel resumes
ARLINGTON, Va. (April 23, 2021) – The Honor Flight Network announced that its mandatory suspension of all trips will remain in place until at least August 15, 2021. Once trips resume, among other mandatory COVID-related safety measures, all Honor Flight participants will be required to be vaccinated to participate in an Honor Flight trip in 2021. Honor Flight is implementing these requirements for the health and safety of all participants. Any veterans’ groups traveling to Washington, DC prior to August 15 are not part of the Honor Flight Network.
“Honor Flight is the nation’s leading and most trusted organization taking our veterans to see the national memorials built in their honor. We are implementing these precautions so we can continue to carry out our mission without forcing veterans to choose between their health and this once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said Dave Smith, Board Chairman and President.
The Honor Flight Network’s Board of Directors will continue to consult public health guidance before officially resuming trips and announcing final protocols. Veterans with questions about traveling with Honor Flight should contact their nearest Honor Flight hub.
Veterans and families with questions about the COVID-19 vaccines are encouraged to watch a free, live webinar hosted by the Honor Flight Network on May 6. The webinar will include a presentation by Dr. Jane Kim, Chief Consultant for Preventive Medicine at the VA’s National Center for Health Promotion and Prevention. A webinar link will be posted on HonorFlight.org once registration opens.
About Honor Flight Network
The Honor Flight Network was formed in 2005 with a mission of honoring our nation’s veterans by bringing them to Washington, DC to visit the memorials and monuments dedicated to their service and sacrifice. The Honor Flight Network is currently comprised of over 125 hubs throughout the country dedicated to carrying out the Honor Flight mission. In addition to World War II veterans, the organization transports those who served in the Korean War, Vietnam War, intermediary operations, and in special cases of terminal illness or injury, veterans from more recent service eras. Since 2005, the Honor Flight Network has taken more than 240,000 veterans to Washington D.C. For more information, visit honorflight.org. Carol Harlow