What started as a dream in 2005, HonorAir and the National Honor Flight programs have been responsible for flying over 250,000 Veterans to our nation's capitol to experience their memorial. Over the past several years, they have continued to advocate for veterans and work with other states in developing their own Honor Flight programs in conjunction with the Honor Flight network.
In Charlotte, N.C. many participated in the formerly known “Rotary District 7680 Flight of Honor”. The Flight of Honor was a service project of Rotary District 7680 which honored the lives, valor and courage of World War II veterans who lived in mid-western North Carolina. During 2009 to 2011, Rotary District 7680 Flew 800+- WWII Veterans to Washington D.C.
Saturday April 18th, 2009 Rotary District 7680 sponsored 100 Veterans to Washington, DC for their 1st Rotary District 7680 Flight of Honor on a chartered U.S. Air flight. Led by Past District Governor Bob Wilson said “Rotary is neither a religious nor a political organization, but because it is neither, Rotary is perfectly suited to sponsor this program and to offer the citizens of our communities an opportunity to participate in this worthwhile tribute. I strongly encourage the Rotary clubs in District 7680 to embrace this program and celebrate the lives of the World War II Veterans who live in their communities.”
2017 Queen City Honor Flight, Inc 501(c) (3) was established and is proud to once again be a part of Honor Flight Network’s mission to bring all veterans to their own memorials in Washington DC.
Here's a piece that CBS Sunday Morning did when Honor Flight was first launched . In 2006, Jeff Miller and Earl Morse started Honor Flight. After a decade, Honor Flight Network has hubs in 42 states. :