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Updated: Nov 10, 2022

Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area has announced that its second mission to Washington, DC will take place on April 29, 2023. And applications are now available for Veterans and guardians to apply.

A hub of the national Honor Flight Network, HFCFA was established in 2020 with the mission of flying Veterans to Washington, DC free-of-charge for a day of honor and remembrance. Priority is given to Veterans who served during WWII and the Korean War eras, as well as to those with life-limiting illnesses. Applications are considered on a first come, first-served basis, and the flight will fill up quickly. Specific criteria for Veterans and the guardians that serve as escorts for the day can be found on the HFCFA website.

HFCFA flew its inaugural mission to Washington on April 30, 2022. Each spring, 75 Veterans and 75 guardians along with a medical team and administrative staff, travel to the nation’s capital on a chartered aircraft for a day of honoring the sacrifices made by our service men and women. A chartered aircraft departs Wilmington International Airport (ILM) early in the morning, and returns the same day, after touring the memorials and monuments built in honor of our Veterans. The public is encourage and invited to welcome home our Veterans when they return to ILM. In 2022, approximately 1,000 people greeted the flight.

As a local 501(c)3, HFCFA depends on the generosity of the local community to host this once in a lifetime experience for our Veterans. Sponsorships and individual donations are accepted on the website or by check. You can also contact them for more information:


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