No. At the present time, we have a waiting list of Veterans, and more applications arrive daily. It is doubtful that we will get to every deserving veteran in time. Several Veterans have passed away while patiently waiting their turn. Dozens more will not live long enough to visit their precious memorial. The only spouses that are permitted to go are those who are veterans themselves and meet the application requirements.
Sadly, the answer is “no”. Again, we simply do not have the resources, funding, or seating available to transport all the Veterans who are presently on our waiting list. Adding spouses and widows simply isn’t an option for our program.
The cost is FREE for the WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, and terminally ill Veterans. You do not need to bring any money, unless you intend to purchase souvenirs.
Yes, however only under certain limited circumstances. Our TOP priority is the safe travel of ALL the veterans. A normal ratio is 2 Veterans to 1 guardian. If you are interested and feel that you are capable of serving as a guardian, please fill out a guardian application on our website. Determination of guardian eligibility is the sole responsibility of the Guardian Program Director.
The number of Veterans, and disabled Veterans on each trip is dependent on several factors, and is ultimately determined by the Veteran coordinator, the medical director, and the guardian coordinator.
Yes! Rocky Mountain Honor Flight gratefully accepts all donations. We are a registered 501 3 (c) non-profit organization and operate with an all-volunteer staff. Veterans who are in line for a Rocky Mountain Honor Flight should not feel compelled to donate, we feel that Veterans have given enough. This is our way of saying “Thank you”.
Veterans are flown on a “first-come, first-served basis.” By application, top priority is given to WWII Veterans and all other veterans with terminal illness. Our second priority is to Korean War Veterans and then Vietnam Veterans. Veteran eligibility is dependent on receipt of their application and review by the Veteran coordinator and medical director.

If a program does not exist in your part of the country, TURN IN AN APPLICATION ANYWAY to the national Honor Flight Network – to access that application, go to http://www.honorflight.org/ and click on “Applications”. Once the application has been
received, you will be invited to participate on a flight in your general region of the country. You will be responsible for obtaining travel to and from that region. Example: You live in Baton rouge, Louisiana. At this time (early 2010) there are no hubs in
Louisiana. But there are Honor Flight hubs in Texas. Apply to the Honor Flight Network, and they will try to connect you with one of the hubs closest to you. You would be responsible for transportation to that hub city. Once there, Honor Flight would
cover the cost of the trip from Washington DC and back again. If you have been on the national waiting list for over 6 months, you will be eligible to participate in the Lone Eagles program. Please read the national web page concerning this special
program. (www.honorflight.org/loneeagle.htm)

Our funding comes primarily from individuals who recognize the great accomplishments and sacrifices of Veterans and want them to see their memorial before it’s too late. Other significant contributors have been fraternal organizations such as the

WHEELCHAIRS — About 40% of the veterans we have been transporting have been in wheelchairs. Our deluxe motor coaches are ordered based upon this fact. Many of our coaches are equipped with wheelchair lifts. If there is a possibility that a
veteran may need a wheelchair during one of our trips, that is not a problem, as we furnish wheelchairs.
OXYGEN — If the veteran requires oxygen, a prescription for the oxygen must be provided by the veteran’s healthcare provider, identifying the delivery method (mask or nasal cannula), frequency (as needed or continuously), and the rate of delivery
(2-3 liters per minute). Rocky Mountain Honor Flight will provide an FAA approved oxygen concentrator for use during the trip. We also provide oxygen cylinders to be used while in Washington. Veterans on oxygen are required to have oxygen cylinders
available from their home to the departure airport and also on the return from their local airport back to their homes. No oxygen cylinders are permitted to be used on the aircraft.

YES! Such veterans go to the top of the list for the next flight departing to Washington DC as part of our TLC Program. Not only are WWII Veterans given this top priority, but any terminally ill Veteran, who has never been able to visit their memorial, are given the same priority under our TLC Program. For more information, please visit the Honor Flight Network Home Page.

I’m glad you asked! Please call the national Honor Flight Network at 937 521-2400 and ask to speak with the Founder of Honor Flight, Mr. Earl Morse. He can also be reached via email at founder@honorflight.org.

Throughout the United States there are several programs that operate in conjunction with Honor Flight. The individual program directors are part of a partnership called the Honor Flight Network. This governing body establishes general protocols, policies, credentialing, and maintains a national website and oversight of several programs. They also organize volunteers in Washington who help in various ways to support our visits to the city. Rocky Mountain Honor Flight is managed by an all volunteer board of directors. Please visit our website for additional details.

Resources & Helpful Links

Veterans, Gold Star Families get free entrance to national parks, refuges, other public lands

Vietnam Veterans support:

Suzanne R Sigona

Suzanne has spent a majority of her life dedicated to supporting Vietnam era Veterans.  She worked US National Park Services at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC.  She is a wealth of knowledge and eager to support our Veterans.  

She can be reached at:

e-mail: suzanne2wall@msn.com

cell: 30.808.2006