Land of Lincoln Honor Flight
Annual meeting postponed due to weather,
taking applications for spring flights, LLHF fundraiser February 3rd
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[January 27, 2017]
of Lincoln Honor Flight (LLHF) of Springfield Illinois, due to the
ice storm that came through southern Illinois, had to cancel their
Annual Meeting that was to be held on January 14th. A future meeting
will be announced at a later date but LLHF has moved forward to
begin the 2017 flight season by announcing their first three Honor
Flights of the year for April 11th, May 23rd and June 20th. Fall
flights are also planned but dates have not been set. All WWII and
Korean War era Veterans that were on the Waiting List have been
contacted for the April flight, along with some of the Vietnam era
next on the list.
Veteran applications continue to be accepted, with priority given
in the following order: World War II (person enlisted by
12/31/1946), then Korean War Era (01/01/1947 to 12/31/1957),
followed by the Vietnam War Era (01/01/1958 to 05/07/1975). Any
certified terminally ill Veteran should contact LLHF directly. Also,
because every Veteran flies with a guardian escort - a volunteer who
pays their own way - applications for future guardians are also
currently being accepted. This may be any able-bodied person, 18-70
years old, except for Veterans who have already been honored with a
flight or a spouse/significant other of a Veteran on a flight. For
the guardian fee, included is LLHF training, cap & t-shirt,
round-trip flight, bus tour during the day, meals & snacks,
refreshments and the rare privilege of spending the day honoring our
true heroes – the Veterans.
Veteran or Guardian Applications may be obtained at
www.LandofLincolnHonorFlight.org or by contacting John Dust at
HonorFlightGuy@aol.com or phone 309-339-0227. LLHF is a 501(c)3
non-profit organization that receives no government funding or
grants. It is only able to honor the Veterans on these flights to DC
due to the generous donations, sponsorships, fundraising events,
merchandise sales and supporting efforts of the many local
businesses, individuals and organizations within their service area.
Please visit the web site to make a donation, to hold a fundraiser,
to book a board member speaker or to obtain more information on the
Honor Flight mission.
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Kicking off the fund raising events will be the Midwest Tribute to the King
shows, with up to 16 Elvis tribute artist scheduled to perform on Friday Feb.
3rd and Saturday Feb 4th. The shows are at the Route 66 Hotel & Conference
Center, 625 E St Joseph Street in Springfield at 7 PM each night, doors opening
at 6:00. Tickets are still available by contacting Andrea, phone 217-801-2549.
LLHF will benefit from a portion of the proceeds, it is a fun time for all and
Honor Flight personnel will be there so hope to see you.