May Honor Flight Documentary

“Forgotten Heroes: An Honor Flight Story” is a full length documentary about our May 2014 Honor Flight trip.  The premier was held on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2014 at the Valley River Inn in Eugene, OR with over 330 people attending the event.    To view a 3.5 minute trailer about this documentary, click on the icon below:

The “Forgotten Heroes: An Honor Flight Story” DVD can be purchased on the link for a $15 donation using PayPal, and them shipped by U.S. Mail.  If you use PayPal, select “other” from the donation type options.  Contact with your mailing information.


Garage Sale Fund Raiser

A Fund Raiser to Honor Veterans

The Garage Sale on October 11th Friday and 12th was a huge success with over $20,500 raised in sales and donations.  With great appreciation for the time volunteers spent on this event, and for the support of the public in the form of merchandise donations, and then the sales and additional cash donations, on behalf of the area WWII veterans, we thank you all..


Donations in Memory of:

$100 in memory of Kenneth Pappenhausen

$570 in memory of Charels Sweeney

$100 in memory of Marion Lawrence Cash

$100 in memory of Jack D. Bottorff

$180 in memory of Mel Wienecke

$150 in memory of Joseph Phillip Olivieri

$5,000 in memory of Douglas J Bodner

$1,000 in memory of Delmar Meyers

$250 in memory of Jerry Johnson

$5,000 in memory of Douglas J Bodner

$445 in memory of Leonard Jensen

$487 in memory of Einar Skovbo

$1060 in memory of Calvin Schmidt

$1,195 in memory of Eldon ‘Ole’ Olin

$260 in memory of Al Steinmetz

$1,110 in memory of William Burcham

$100 in memory of Peggi & Fred Cohen

$1,000 in memory of Paul Tyler

$100 in memory of Wilber Dehne

$250 in memory of Harold Schreiber


Our Honor Flight History

The inaugural Honor Flight from the South Willamette Valley Honor Flight hub took place on Oct. 11-14, 2012.  Thanks to the generosity of local citizens and organizations, and in particular to that of CBT Nuggets in Eugene, OR, 58 WWII veterans were able to make this trip to Washington, D.C.  Including guardians and volunteers, each who paid their own expenses, the group totaled 105 people.

For 2013, Honor Flights were made on April 25-28, and on May 16-19.  We took 25 veterans with 27 guardians on the April Honor Flight, and 27 veterans with 27 guardians in May.

On October 3 – 6, another 50 veterans and 54 guardians & volunteers made the trip to Washington D.C.  In our first year of operation, 160 WWII veterans had the opportunity to experience their Honor Flight.

On May 15-18, 2014, 48 more WWII veterans experienced their Honor Flight.  They were accompanied by 57 guardians and volunteers.  Forty-one WWII veterans were on our October 16-19 Honor Flight.

As of January 29, 2015 there are 59 WWII and Korean War veterans on the waiting list for the May 14-17, 2015 Honor Flight.  Preference will continue to be given to WWII veterans when filling our Honor Flights.  Positions on a Honor Flight are filled in the order applications are received.  Applications are being accepted from WWII and Korean War veterans who have not yet visited their Memorials in Washington, D.C.

Veterans make their Honor Flight FREE.  Donations are needed to raise the necessary money to make each Honor Flight a reality.  Please be generous with your support of our Honor Flight program.  See the Donations Link.