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Seventh graders stand with their donation to Great River Honor Flight. Seventh graders stand with their donation to Great River Honor Flight.

Hamilton Junior High students raise money for Honor Flight

Seventh graders at Hamilton Junior High raised money for local veterans this month. Dana Hendricks challenged her students to find a way to show local veterans they are value. Once of her classes came up with the idea to collect change for the Honor Flight.

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Great River Honor Flight gets big donation from local church

$2,500 donated by Assembly of God Church to the Great River Honor Flight for their next trip to our nations capital. $2,500 donated by Assembly of God Church to the Great River Honor Flight for their next trip to our nations capital.

The Great River Honor Flight has had a busy weekend and Sunday, the board members were presented a big donation from one of the local churches.  Assembly of God Church in Quincy presented a $2,500 donation. 

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Macomb golf outing raises donation for Honor Flight

VFW post 1921 donates two checks to Honor Flight VFW post 1921 donates two checks to Honor Flight

A day on the greens raised some big money for the Great River Honor Flight. The VFW Post 1921 in Macomb presented a check for $3,452 to the Great River Honor Flight. These are proceeds from a golf outing held earlier in the summer. 

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Halloween fundraiser helps Honor Flight

Supporters of the Fright Night event meet with WGEM General Manager Carlos Fernandez at the WGEM studios to donate $1,100 to the Great River Honor Flight. Supporters of the Fright Night event meet with WGEM General Manager Carlos Fernandez at the WGEM studios to donate $1,100 to the Great River Honor Flight.

A spooky fundraiser raised more than $1,100 for the Great River Honor Flight. Five people put on Fright Night where people were able to drive by several homes in the area that were decorated for Halloween. The group collected money from cars throughout the run up to Halloween, and two of those nights they raised $1,100 for Honor Flight. 

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Great River Honor Flight gets one of its largest donations yet

The two groups raised $16,000 for the GRHF The two groups raised $16,000 for the GRHF

The Great River Honor Flight got one of its biggest donations in seven years of missions: $16,000.  That's how much money the Fort Madison Eagles Club 1287 and American Legion Post 82 fundraised to support our local veterans. 

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Girl Scouts from Hancock County raise money for veterans and the Honor Flight

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois Troop 5144 from Hamilton presenting the check. Girl Scouts of Central Illinois Troop 5144 from Hamilton presenting the check.

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois Troop 5144 from Hamilton made a stop at WGEM Saturday to present the Great River Honor Flight a check for $675 from a recent bake sale.  

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Veterans get ready for Honor Flight Mission 41

Veterans and family members came to the pre-flight meeting Veterans and family members came to the pre-flight meeting

30 Veterans will be on Honor Flight Mission 41 on Thursday.  

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66 veterans will participate in final Honor Flight of 2017

Vets preparing for the trip on Saturday. Vets preparing for the trip on Saturday.

Dozens of veterans will be heading to our nations capital this week for the final honor flight of the year.   

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Elks Lodge raises money for the honor flight

Elks Lodge packed with people for a dinner. Elks Lodge packed with people for a dinner.

The Macomb Elks Lodge held a fundraiser for Great River Honor Flight Saturday.   

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Local organizations raise money for Honor Flight in 2018

Check presented to the great river honor flight. Check presented to the great river honor flight.

After a lot of success in 2017 with the Great River Honor Flight, more organizations are giving to help vets travel to our nation's capital next year. 

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Group donates to Great River Honor Flight

Donation to Great River Honor Flight. Donation to Great River Honor Flight.

The American Legion Auxiliary Post 374 in Mt. Sterling, Illinois, presented the Great River Honor Flight a donation of $1,000 as part of their Veterans Day observance this past weekend.

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Great River Honor Flight Tractor Drive

Tractor Drive fundraiser by the North River Iron Club for Great River Honor Flight  goes through Palmyra on their way to Hannibal. Tractor Drive fundraiser by the North River Iron Club for Great River Honor Flight goes through Palmyra on their way to Hannibal.

The Great River Honor Flight had perfect weather for their tractor drive fundraiser in Marion County on Saturday morning.  Tractors rode the streets from the Marion County Fairgrounds to Hannibal LaGrange University. 

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Honor Flight gets donation in veteran's memory

Hannibal Masonic Lodge #188 presents a check to Great River Honor Flight for $2500 in memory of fellow member George Jones. Hannibal Masonic Lodge #188 presents a check to Great River Honor Flight for $2500 in memory of fellow member George Jones.

Hannibal's Masonic Lodge #188 presented a check to the Great River Honor Flight for $2,500 in memory of fellow member George Jones, a Korean veteran who went on Honor Flight #13 back in June 2012. Mr. Jones passed away last February but talked so much about his Honor Flight experience that the members of the lodge felt this was the best thing to do. The 38th mission of Great River Honor Flight is this Thursday out of Hannibal's LaGrange University. To date 1,196 local WWII, Kor...

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Sunset Home gives donation to Honor Flight

Tri-State residents continue to honor veterans by raising money for the Great River Honor Flight. 

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Macomb organizations donate to Great River Honor Flight

Check for $500 from Commander of VFW Post. Check for $500 from Commander of VFW Post.

The Macomb VFW Post 1921 and its Ladies Auxiliary chapter presented checks to Great River Honor Flight on Friday.

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Local vets prepare for Honor Flight Mission 44

Families picking out travel packets. Families picking out travel packets.

Local veterans are getting ready to take flight next week on Mission 44 of the Great River Honor Flight. 

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Local veterans set to take final 2017 honor flight

Local veteran takes in the view on a previous Great River Honor Flight. Local veteran takes in the view on a previous Great River Honor Flight.

Dozens of local veterans will take part in the fifth and final Great River Honor Flight mission of 2017.

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ITINERARY: Upcoming honor flight

Several local veterans are scheduled to take part in the upcoming honor flight on Oct. 14.

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Veterans taking upcoming Honor Flight

Several local veterans are set to take the next Great River Honor Flight scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14.

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Macomb VFW golf outing raises money for Honor Flight

Team playing on the greens at the course. Team playing on the greens at the course.

The V-F-W in Macomb held their annual golf outing Saturday.  18 teams of players, including the mayor and some vets played at WIU's Harry Mussato Golf Course. 

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Farmers use tractor drive money to help Great River Honor Flight

The North River Iron Club presented a check to GRHF. The North River Iron Club presented a check to GRHF.

Farmers showed their appreciation for Tri-State veterans on Tuesday night.

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2018 Honor Flights

  • Saturday, April 14 (Quincy) – Pre-flight on Sunday April 8
  • Saturday, May 12 (Hannibal) – Pre-flight on Sunday, May 6
  • Saturday, June 9 (Quincy) – Pre-flight on Sunday, June 3
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