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Eligibility
Can my spouse go with me?
I am the widow of a World War II, Korean War, or Vietnam veteran. Can I go?
Can my son, daughter, grandson, etc. go as a guardian?
How do you decide which veterans get to go?
Are you taking Vietnam Veterans Applications?
FAQ
How much does it cost? How much money do I need to bring?
Can I make a donation to Old Glory Honor Flight?
How are you funded?
What if the veteran is in a wheelchair or on oxygen?
Are terminally ill World War II or Korean War veterans given any special priority?
What happens if I decline to take the flight I am contacted to go on?

Can my spouse go with me?
No. At the present time, we have a significant backlog of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam Veterans on our waiting list, and we must focus our energies on getting each of them an opportunity to visit the memorial, The only spouses who are permitted to go are those who qualify based upon eligibility requirements as a WWII, Korean War or Vietnam Veteran themselves.

I am the widow of a World War II, Korean War, or Vietnam veteran. Can I go?
Sadly, the answer is "no". Again, we simply do not have the resources, funding, or seating available to transport anyone outside of Veterans and Guardians meeting the eligibility requirements.

Can my son, daughter, grandson, etc. go as a guardian?
With the transition to Vietnam Veterans, the process for selecting guardians will change. Because the median age of Vietnam Veterans is 20 to 30 years lower than that of WWII and Korean War Veterans, we will need far fewer guardians. We are not discouraging family members from applying but to maximize the number of Veterans that we transport each flight we will be implementing a lottery system to fill needed guardian seats. Family members are encouraged to apply but need to understand that because our needs for guardians have changed they may not be contacted for an available seat. If you are selected to travel with a your Veteran family member the current cost is $500 and you will more than likely be asked to assist with other Veterans on that flight as well. To apply please click on the Apply Now tab and select Guardian Application!

How do you decide which veterans get to go?
Veterans are flown on a "first-come, first-serve basis." We are currently accepting applications from all eligible WWII, Korean War and Vietnam veterans. Within the applicants, top priority is currently given to World War II and Korean War veterans and/or all other war time veterans with a terminal illness. Applications are arranged based upon the time stamp received in our system.

Are you taking Vietnam Veterans Applications?
Proudly we are now flying all eligible Vietnam Veterans!  Please see the Wartime Veteran Application for service dates and eligibility requirements for WWII, Korean War and Vietnam Veterans.

How much does it cost? How much money do I need to bring?
The cost is FREE for eligible WWII, Korean War and Vietnam Veterans. You do not need to bring any money, unless you intend to purchase souvenirs.

Can I make a donation to Old Glory Honor Flight?
Old Glory Honor Flight, an all-volunteer organization, gratefully accepts donations from our generous community! We are privately funded through individuals, businesses, civic groups and foundations to keep our local veterans flying. It is a great way for the local community to show their support and gratitude to all of our deserving local heroes.

Click here to make an online donation to the Northeast Wisconsin Old Glory Honor Flight Chapter.

How are you funded?
Our funding comes from private individuals, foundations and businesses across Northeast Wisconsin who recognize the great accomplishments and sacrifices of veterans and want them to see their memorial before it's too late. Other significant contributors have been fraternal organizations like local American Legion, VFW, Am Vets, DAV, MOPH, posts and chapters, as well as various corporations on a local level.

What if the veteran is in a wheelchair or on oxygen?
WHEELCHAIRS -- Old Glory Honor Flight provides all of the wheelchairs you may need during the trip, therefore we ask that you NOT bring your own. If you must bring your own wheelchair, it will be stored at the airport in Appleton and returned to you at the end of the day. Our coach busses are also equipped with wheelchair lifts if needed.

OXYGEN -- If the veteran requires oxygen, a prescription for the oxygen must be provided by the veteran's healthcare provider, identifying the delivery method (mask or nasal cannula), frequency (as needed or continuously), and the rate of delivery (usually 2-3 liters per minute). The veteran's family must secure a FAA-approved oxygen concentrator for use on the plane. Your normal oxygen supplier will have these for rent. We will provide oxygen cylinders to be used at the memorials. Veterans on oxygen are required to have oxygen cylinders available from their home to the departure airport and also on the return from their local airport back to their homes. No oxygen cylinders are permitted to be used on the aircraft. If the veteran requires oxygen during the trip, please call us to discuss arrangements.

Are terminally ill World War II or Korean War veterans given any special priority?
YES! Such veterans go to the top of the list for the next flight departing to Washington D.C. Not only are World War II and Korean War veterans given this top priority, but any terminally ill veteran from any conflict, who has never been able to visit their memorial, is given the same priority. Please call us for more information.

What happens if I decline to take the flight I am contacted to go on?
Unless there are extenuating circumstances that you cannot attend the flight you are chosen for you will be moved to the bottom of the current wait list and you will be contacted when it is your turn to go again. Exceptions to this will need authorization from the corresponding Mission Flight Coordinator or an Old Glory Honor Flight Board of Directors member.