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How to donate to Great River Honor Flight

(Courtesy of the national Honor Flight web page.)

Please mail your tax deductible donation to:

Great River Honor Flight
513 Hampshire
Quincy, Illinois  62301

Or

Great River Honor Flight
Box 80
Quincy, Illinois 62306

At this time, we do not accept donations via credit card.

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Your donation will help transport veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials. Our top priority is our nation's most senior heroes. World War II veterans waited patiently for over 60 years for a memorial that recognizes their service and accomplishments. The World War II Memorial also recognizes the ultimate sacrifices of their friends who never made it home. They all deserve this one last opportunity to visit America's "Thank You."

Trips are simply not possible without public support. Prior to Honor Flight Network, our veterans had given up all hope of ever seeing the World War II Memorial. Now they have hope... but time is not on our side. The time to act is now!

Approximately 1,200 World War II veterans die each day.

In another 5-7 years almost all of our World War II veterans will be gone. This trip is their "last hurrah," the last time they will be recognized as the conquering victors that collectively and literally saved the world. To this day Europe is free, the Pacific is free and America is free. This freedom came at a very high cost. We can never repay them for what they've done. An "Honor Flight" is simply a small token of our appreciation for everything they've done. Throughout their Honor Flight Network trip, the World War II veterans are thanked, recognized and admired for their service. They come home personally knowing how much their country loves them and respects them. Veterans will never forget this gratitude and adoration.

Please help us rewrite this final chapter of their lives. "The Greatest Generation" deserves nothing less. Equal priority is given to any terminally ill veteran who has never visited their Korean War or Vietnam War Memorials. If America thought it was important to build a memorial to their service and sacrifice, Honor Flight Network believes it's important for them to visit their memorial before it's too late.

Terminally ill veterans from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are also invited to travel with us. Perhaps they too will some day have a memorial, but today they need to see how America honors our wonderful fighting men and women.

At Honor Flight Network, we are extremely proud of our responsible stewardship of donated funds. 92.7% of monies received directly supports our efforts to safely transport veterans to their memorials. Only 7.3% is spent on administrative costs. The results of our independent audit and the national IRS Form 990 (tax filing) are available for public review. If you would like a copy, please contact the national Honor Flight Network offices at
937-521-2400 or fax a request to 937-521-2580.

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