Honor Flight

A crowd welcomes the veterans to Washington D.C.
Lacy Scarmana / WVIK

Three generations of veterans took off on the Quad Cities 36th Honor Flight to Washington D.C. last week.

The World War Two, Korea and Vietnam vets spent the day visiting the war memorials that honor their service. 


A veteran visits the Korean War Memorial.
Lacy Scarmana / WVIK

Leading up to Memorial Day weekend, 98 veterans took off for the Quad Cities' 36th Honor Flight to visit war memorials in Washington D.C. and pay respect to their fallen comrades.  


WVIK News

  98 veterans will depart Thursday on the Quad Cities 36th Honor Flight.

Three veterans of World War Two, 23 of Korea, and 72 from Vietnam will make the one-day trip to the nation’s capital to visit the memorials honoring their service. They will also make stops at the Air and Space Museum and Arlington Cemetery to watch the Changing of the Guard.

The local Honor Flight chapter began in 2008, and opened the trips up to Vietnam veterans last November. World War Two or Korean veterans, along with those who are terminally ill, get first priority.

35th Honor Flight Departs from QC

Apr 20, 2016

Veterans from northwestern Illinois will travel to Washington Thursday to visit the monuments that commemorate their service. The 35th Honor Flight will leave from the Quad City Airport and carry veterans from Dixon, Sterling, and Rock Falls.

WVIK Staff

After taking thousands of World War Two and Korean War veterans to Washington DC, Honor Flight of the Quad Cities is now ready to start taking veterans from the Vietnam War. Tuesday it announced applications will be accepted, starting Wednesday.

Acting Honor Flight director, Steve Garrington, expects a "flood" of applications.