Oklahoma Honor Flights Mission
Oklahoma Honor Flights transported Oklahoma World War II veterans to Washington D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifice.
Watch the “Flight of a Lifetime” – KOCO “Believe in Oklahoma special,” aired 12/29/2012.
News Release: Action taken at the June 22, 2015 Board of Directors meeting set November 19, 2015 as a deadline for Oklahoma Honor Flights to accept veteran applications for flights.
There were enough World War II veteran applications on the waiting list to conduct two final flights. Those commercial flights were made possible by the generous gift of free tickets for the veterans from Southwest Airlines. One was taken November 2/3, 2015 and the other on April 4/5, 2016. Beginning with the first flight in May of 2010, OHF honored a total of 2,055 Oklahoma veterans with a flight to Washington, D.C. to view the memorials built to recognize their service to our nation. OHF was established to honor the World War II veterans based on the fact that unless someone acted on their behalf they would never see their memorial because it was built more than six decades after their service. The rate they were leaving our families caused Oklahomans to rally with a keen sense of urgency to support this effort.
State officials estimate there are more than 340,000 veterans living in Oklahoma. Each of them deserve recognition in a tangible way. Our all-volunteer group is not equipped to offer a similar open ended invitation for a free flight to D.C. for anyone who has worn the uniform of our nation.
Another organization has been established to continue flights as financial resources are available. It will serve both Oklahoma and Arkansas. Oklahoma veterans may contact O and A Honor Flights at www.OAhonorflights.org for future flights they have scheduled. Contact Wayne Perego at 918.314.4353.