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Can my spouse go with me?
Can my son, daughter, grandson, etc. go as a guardian escort?
How do you decide which veterans get to go?
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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 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 fellow WWII, Korean War or Vietnam Veteran.

Can my son, daughter, grandson, etc. go as a guardian escort?
With the natural transition to serving Vietnam Veterans, the process for selecting guardians has changed. 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 on each flight, we will be implementing a lottery system to fill 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 your veteran family member the current cost is $500 and you will be required 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. Top priority is currently given to World War II and Korean War veterans and other war time veterans with a terminal illness. Applications are arranged based upon the time stamp received in our system. As soon as it's your turn to go, we will call you approximately 6 weeks prior to the flight. 

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 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?
We are privately funded; we do not receive any federal or state funding. Many thanks to our supporters who recognize the time is NOW to thank our local war veterans for their service and sacrifces before it's too late.
Donations can be mailed to: P.O. Box 428, Menasha, WI 54952. Or contact us to learn about how you many make a contribution. We are a 501c3 non profit charity and all donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law. 

What if the veteran is in a wheelchair or on oxygen?
WHEELCHAIRS -- Old Glory Honor Flight provides a wheelchair for our veterans to use during the day if they need it. We provide trained guardian escorts to push the wheelchairs so the veterans can enjoy their day. Our coach busses are 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 War veterans given any special priority?
YES! Terminally ill veterans go to the top of the list for the next flight departing to Washington D.C. We ask you provide a note from your physician and give us a call to talk through best course of action. 

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 Mission Flight Coordinator.
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