Grants are awarded to Honor Flight Tri-State to assist them in sending as many Veterans to their memorials as possible.
Honor Flight Tri-State
This organization is a non-profit organization founded in 2005 for the sole purpose of flying World War II Veterans, and now Korean War and Vietnam veterans to see their memorials in Washington DC for an all expense paid trip. A fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation has awarded grants to Honor Flight Tri-State to assist with the operating capital to successfully complete their mission – to send as many Veterans to their memorials as possible. The World War II Memorial was not built until 60 years after the conflict and many veterans are now in their 90s. The veterans who travel in this program are elderly and Honor Flight Tri-State supplies everything they need for their trip – including commercial airfare, meals, guardians and tour buses.
Anyone that served our country in World War II, the Korean War or Vietnam, qualifies for application to this program. They screen all applicants to be sure they are healthy enough to endure an 18-hour day and traveling on commercial airlines and tour buses. All veterans, no matter what their ethnic origin, are eligible for participation in a flight. Social/economic qualifications do not exist.