Honoring WWII, Korean, and Vietnam War Veterans with a trip to their war Memorials
Currently, over 360 Southern New Mexico and El Paso Veterans wear the Honor Flight of Southern New Mexico Yellow Jacket thanks to the generosity of a very grateful community.
Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America’s WWII, Korean and Vietnam War veterans. We are the Southern New Mexico hub of the Honor Flight Network. Our mission is to fly as many of these war veterans as we can from Southern New Mexico and El Paso, Texas to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials at no cost to them.
Only Veterans who are Honorably Discharged are eligible to go on an Honor Flight. Veterans with a General Discharge (under honorable conditions) or Other than Honorable Discharge are not eligible.
WWII veterans (Served between December 7, 1941, & December 31, 1946). These veterans are given priority due to their age.
Korean War veterans (Served between June 25, 1950, & January 31, 1955)
Vietnam War veterans (Served between February 28, 1961, & May 7, 1975)
Any veteran of any era who has a life-limiting illness will be given priority consideration.
Of all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nation – and as a culturally diverse, free society. Now, with many World War II veterans dying each day nationwide, our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out.
The Korean War impacted many thousands of veterans as well, and we are also honoring these brave men and women for their service and sacrifices. This conflict between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) cost at least 2.5 million persons their lives.
The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC is inscribed with the names of the more than 58,000 members of the U.S. armed forces who died or were missing as a result of the war.
For more information and history of Honor Flight, please visit our “About” page or our national website, www.honorflight.org.
Honor Flight of Southern NM encourages you to apply and spread the word among your friends and family. We are always looking for new veterans we can honor with a trip to see their memorials. And—we always need guardians to help ensure that trip is a smashing success.
Honor Flight of Southern New Mexico would not be able to complete our mission without the generous support of our guardians. They ensure that our honored veterans have a safe, comfortable, and memorable experience. Serving as a guardian is a commitment of time, utmost attention, and willingness to assist our veterans in a variety of ways. This might include luggage handling, pushing wheelchairs, assisting with meals and more. Because it is a physically demanding job, all of our guardians must be in good health and totally self-reliant. While all veterans travel at absolutely no cost to them, our guardians are volunteers and are expected to pay the expenses for their trip. If you are interested in serving in this vital role, please complete the application and you will be contacted by a member of our Flight Team to discuss this unique opportunity in more detail.