Month: February 2017

Flags of Valor grace St. Louis and help Honor Flight

Over half of the flags planted on Art Hill this fall to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11 are available. Read more on KPLR 11.

Student from St. Louis “gets it” and works with Honor Flight

Bishop DuBourg High School has an authority on an important era in U.S. history — World War II — although Wil Heimberger isn’t a teacher or a visitor from that era. Read more on St. Louis Review.

Faith from Utah Beach to Today for Veteran Saputo

News 4’s Steve Savard traveled with a group of 22 area veterans as they visited the Capitol for a day trip to see memorials created in their honor. Read more on KMOV 4.

Faith from Utah Beach to Today for Veteran Saputo

When Anthony Saputo arrived at Utah Beach off the coast of France in late 1943, he and his U.S. Navy comrades were instructed to dig foxholes as an advance team looked for signs of the enemy leading to the D-Day invasion June 6, 1944. Continue Reading on St. Louis Review.

Funding the Mission

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Testimonials

“It was a WOW kind of day that I will never forget. We kept so busy that I never had time to get tired. Then when I did get in bed - I was still so excited that I couldn't go to sleep thinking about all that I saw. I just can't put into words how great that trip is.”

– Donald E. Albert

Vietnam War Veteran, US Army 1968-1971, 96th Mission - November 2, 2021

“In my 92 years of life, travels, and experiences, I have done a lot of things. In my humble opinion, this trip was A-1! Thank you for letting me ride along!”

– Robert L. Walkling

WWII and Korean War Veteran, US Marine Corps 1944-1952, 93rd Mission - November 2, 2019

“The Honor Flight is God's blessing because there is nothing else compared to it, nothing.”

– Marshall Phillips

WWII Veteran

“I am so glad I went because getting these feelings out I believe will help me settle the Vietnam War that has been buried in my mind for 52 years. Over the years I have asked God how to deal with this issue and I believe he has answered my prayers through your organization.”

– Kenneth W. Riese

Vietnam Veteran