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Honor Flight Network to offer first trips to D.C. for Hawaii Veterans to visit memorials built in their honor

The Honor Flight will hold its inaugural trip from Hawaii to Washington, D.C. on Veterans Day with many more to follow.
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WASHINGTON – Honor Flight Network will now offer flights from Honolulu to Washington, D.C. with Hawaii-based veterans aboard. An initial partnership with Alaska Airlines will make the visits to our Nation’s Capital possible for deserving Hawaii-based veterans so they may experience the memorials that honor their service and sacrifice. The first trip will occur during the week of Veterans Day in honor of those who served. Several more trips are being planned for 2023 and beyond.

Since 2005, Honor Flight Network has given over 250,000 veterans across the country the profound experience

of visiting our nation’s war memorials. Veterans or families of veterans interested in applying for a trip can visit www.honorflight.org.

“The Honor Flight program fosters deep connections among veterans through the shared bond of serving our country and the exhilarating experience of visiting the national memorials,” said Meredith Rosenbeck, Honor Flight Network’s Chief Executive Officer. In partnering with Alaska Airlines, we are able to bring Hawaii-based veterans to the memorials for the first time so they too can share in the Honor Flight experience.”

For veterans who do not live on Oahu, Honor Flight Network will help transport veterans from the neighbor islands to Honolulu before flying them to Washington, D.C.

“Alaska Airlines is a proud supporter of all past and present members of the military,” said Tim Thompson, Alaska Airlines’ external affairs manager. “Through our continued partnership with the Honor Flight Network, we’ll have the privilege of flying these brave men and women from Hawaii to Washington to honor the sacrifices they have made for our country.”

Participation in an Honor Flight trip allows veterans to experience the monuments built in their honor alongside their comrades and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, each year with the help of volunteers and generous partners, Honor Flight Network coordinates the travel of approximately 26,000 veterans from around the country. All honored veterans travel at no cost to them.

About Honor Flight Network 
The Honor Flight Network was formed in 2005 with a mission of honoring our nation’s veterans by bringing them to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials and monuments dedicated to their service and sacrifice. The Honor Flight Network is currently comprised of over 130 hubs throughout the country dedicated to carrying out the Honor Flight mission. In addition to World War II veterans, the organization transports those who served in the Korean War, Vietnam War, intermediary operations, and in special cases of terminal illness or injury, veterans from more recent service eras. Since 2005, the Honor Flight Network has taken over 250,000 veterans to Washington D.C. For more information, visit honorflight.org.

About Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines and its regional partners serve more than 120 destinations across the United States, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico. We emphasize Next-Level Care for our guests, along with providing low fares, award-winning customer service and sustainability efforts. Alaska is a member of the oneworld global alliance. With the alliance and our additional airline partners, guests can travel to more than 1,000 destinations on more than 20 airlines while earning and redeeming miles on flights to locations around the world. Learn more about Alaska at news.alaskaair.com. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).

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