Our Next Flight
Message from Honor Flight Long Island President Bill Jones.
Dear Honor Flight Long Island Family,
UPDATE AS OF: June 7, 2022
Our next flight will be on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2022.
The majority of veterans on this flight will be Korean War Veterans. We anticipate that some Vietnam Veterans will also be on the flight.
The Korean War Memorial has been undergoing renovations for the past couple of years and its rededication is scheduled for late July. It is an impressive and moving memorial to our Korean War Veterans. There is something bout the 19 soldier statues that says much about the life of a soldier during wartime.
One inscription at the Memorial reads "Freedom is Not Free".
Another reads: "our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met." Americans always answer the call.
Please remember that we will ALWAYS give priority to any World War II veteran who wishes to go on an Honor Flight. If you know a World War II veteran, please encourage him/her to fill out an application and we will take them with us on the very next flight.
Honor Flight Long Island is back up and running! We could not be more pleased!
Questions? Contact Jamie Bowden at (631)702-2423.
God Bless the United States of America.
Bill Jones, President
Honor Flight Long Island
Below is our upcoming Southwest flight information:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2022
8:20AM FLT #2555 Departs ISLIP MacArthur Airport (ISP)
9:35AM FLT #2555 Flight Arrives Baltimore-Washington International (BWI)
9:45PM FLT #640 Departs BWI
10:50PM FLT #640 Arrives at ISLIP
Welcome our Heroes on their return home.
Though there is no organized ceremony, everyone is invited to welcome home our flight at MacArthur Airport. The suggested arrival time for supporters who wish to welcome home the Honor Flight is an hour prior to the returning flight.
Have a Question?
Flights are Scheduled in the Spring and the Fall.
This is a SAMPLE ITINERARY:
Our group will muster at Long Island MacArthur Airport two hours before departure to check in, issue boarding passes name tags, and souvenir T-shirts, meet and greet, take pictures, and get through security.
The flight is a quick hour to Baltimore Washington International Airport where a waiting motor coach takes us on the 50-minute drive to Washington DC and the WWII, Korean and Vietnam Memorials. We eat lunch on the bus and watch a great video about how these Memorials came to be.
We usually spend time at the WWII memorial, frequently among Honor Flight groups from other parts of the country. We take a group picture of all veterans and guardians at this time. If family or friends will be meeting you in D.D., you should tell them to meet our group at our first Memorial stop of the day.
We will visit Arlington National Cemetery and depending on weather, traffic and timing we might visit the Navy Memorial, the Air Force Memorial, or other area high-points.
We’ll have dinner at the airport when we can take a little more time to relax and enjoy our group. The return flight is a quick hour, then we're home.
The only thing the veterans are responsible for is getting themselves to and home from the airport. If getting a ride is a real issue, we can help with that. Call Jamie Bowden, 631 702-2423.
Airport Directions and Parking: http://www.macarthurairport.com/airport-info/directions
For anyone driving a long distance, there are reasonable hotels near the airport.