Veterans of the region during the flight of honor on July 19


SPRINGFIELD — Area veterans are among those scheduled to take part in the upcoming Land of Lincoln Honor Flight on July 19.

The flight, which will travel from Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport in Washington and back in one day, will include one World War II veteran, four Korean War veterans and 91 Vietnam War veterans. The 96 veterans will represent all branches of military service: 16 from the Air Force, 56 from the Army, four from the Navy and 20 from the Navy. They include veterans from Brighton, Carrollton, East Alton, Girard, Godfrey, Greenfield, Jerseyville, Roxana and White Hall.

They and 82 Honor Flight Guardians will arrive at the airport at 4:15 a.m. Upon arrival at Ronald Reagan National Airport, they will board luxury coaches and visit memorials to World War II, World War of Korea and Vietnam, as well as Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknowns. Other planned stops include the Lincoln Memorial, National Air & Space Museum, US Marine Corps Memorial, and US Air Force Memorial.

They are due to return to Springfield at 9:30 p.m. where organizers hope to “pack the harbor” with welcomes.

Land of Lincoln Honor Flight is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives no government funding. The group is run by all volunteers; it has no paid staff, no office, and no utility costs.

Applications from veterans continue to be accepted; visit

Since its inception in 2009, Land of Lincoln Honor Flight has served 4,730 veterans on 61 flights. Additional flights in 2022 are scheduled for August 30, September 27 and November 1.


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