Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.
President Harry S. Truman
Honor Flight Southern Arizona
Honor Flight Southern Arizona provides WWII, Vietnam and Korean War Veterans the opportunity to see their national memorials in Washington DC. These are the men and women who availed themselves in a national effort to keep America safe from foreign threats and It is now our responsibility to keep them from being forgotten, and to thank them for a job they did so long ago.
We will provide those veterans living in southern Arizona a three-day trip to Washington D.C. to visit the National Memorials built in honor to their service - at no cost.
The trip is our honor and privilege and includes airfare, transportation, meals and lodging plus a “Guardian” to watch over them.
The trip allows each veteran the opportunity to feel the impact of their service as well as our nation’s gratitude. At every stop along the way, people cheer, shake their hands, and thank them for their service – it is something truly great to witness.
Note: If you live in central or northern Arizona, please contact our sister hub, Honor Flight Northern Arizona, for more information.
How we do it
Honor Flight Southern Arizona works year-round to conduct as many flights as possible. Flights will "take-off" as scheduled if funding and guardian needs are met. All flights depart from and return to Tucson International Airport.
Due to travel distance from Tucson to the East Coast, trips less than three days would be too strenuous for most older veterans. Three days gives plenty of time to reflect and enjoy the entire experience.
Due to the length of our waiting list, veterans cannot select travel dates when they sign-up for Honor Flight.
Honor Flight is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that would not be possible without the support of individual donors, sponsors, guardians, and of course, the volunteers. It is a collaborative effort to make each flight enjoyable and safe, and an experience that our veterans will never forget!
Become a Volunteer
Honor Flight Southern Arizona is run entirely by volunteers – there are no paid members on our staff. It takes an amazing amount of time and effort to get our local veterans to Washington DC and back for what is often called the "trip of a lifetime". There are many ways you can contribute to our mission.
Please Donate Now
For our veterans, an "Honor Flight" is simply not possible without public support.
Support for this hub, Honor Flight Southern Arizona, comes entirely from funds donated from people living in southern Arizona, Tucson and surrounding communities.
We do not receive any government or state funding.
Every contribution, no matter how small, helps a Veteran on an Honor Flight.
Become a Guardian
Guardians play a significant role to ensure that every veteran has a safe and memorable experience. From the moment the veterans arrive at the airport, until we return them to their loved ones, guardians are asked to treat these hereos as if they were family and ensure every guardian has a safe and honoring experience.