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Second Veterans Honor Flight of 2022 Happens October 4

MARION – Another Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois is set to take off from the Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois in Marion on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Mission 9 will take veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit memorials built in their honor. This will be the second flight this year as Mission 8 took place in June.

Flights are completely free for veterans and funded by donations. Veterans Honor Flight arranges for accommodations for any veteran requiring special medical care or mobility aids throughout the day. Each veteran is accompanied by a guardian to provide both physical and emotional support.

Mission 9 is expected to hold 87 veterans and will return to Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois at 8:15 p.m. You are encouraged to attend the Welcome Home Celebration to welcome our heroes home.

All veterans are eligible for the Honor Flight. Any veteran wishing to be considered for a future flight may apply at