OK you fabulous greeters, we are three weeks before our first flight of Veterans arrives at Dulles Airport on Tuesday, April 12th at 10:00 am. Our friends from Quad Cities Honor Flight will be bringing 100 veterans for their day of honor in Washington, D.C. So visit the website to sign up for their arrival and departure if you can. See all the signups HERE.
If you did not get an email announcing that the signups had gone live, that means that you haven’t answered a February email that was sent to you. In an effort to clean up our email list prior to moving to a new email platform, validation requests were sent over 1000 people. Over 700 people have not answered that validation request. If you are one of those, your email address may not migrate to the new platform. Please look through your mail from February 18th thru 26th and reply if you want to continue to receive emails from us for the 2022 season. Thank you!
What a happy way to counteract what should have been a nice Spring weekend!! The signups to greet our Honor Flights for the 2022 spring season are now live! Please see our 2022 signup page HERE to sign up to greet!
You will receive a confirmation form that you have signed up for the flight. It will be followed by an email confirmation. Don’t forget to tell us if you are driving so we have a parking chaser ticket for your free parking.
We can’t wait to see you at the airport in a matter of a few weeks!
It has come to our attention that some of the Honor Flight hubs have had problems with people posing as members of the hub soliciting funds which never get to the hub. This is yet another form of scamming. Please be aware that no one from the Honor Flight of Dulles team ever solicits funds for our operation. We are not a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and, as such, cannot solicit funds. If any person calls or emails you requesting funds, DO NOT GIVE! If you have any information about the requestor, contact your local police department.
We are taking a few moments to thank two of our heavy-hitting volunteers — Jennifer Jamison and Dave Benbennick.
Jennifer joined the Ground Crew in 2012 and has been the backbone behind our e-mail, website, and Facebook efforts, even after moving to Roanoke several years ago. All of those e-mail notices, sign-up lists, informational posts, and other communications that you receive have come via Jennifer. While her profession is not in the IT world, she self-taught the procedures for WordPress, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Facebook, and other tools necessary to keep us all informed. At times, it has been total chaos for her because of the complicated nature of the tools we use to keep you informed. She has performed all this effort while not being able to see the veterans she serves because of her distance from Dulles. Due to job demands and caring for her family, Jennifer has decided to step away from this role. We owe her many thanks for all of her efforts!
Dave has been known as OxygenMan to all of the Honor Flight hubs that come to Dulles and Reagan National airports. Since June of 2008, any veteran who needed oxygen during their visit to their memorials and for the flight home has had the support of Dave. He worked with the hubs to identify what type of oxygen supply was needed, handled the pickup and return of the bottles and concentrators, and ensured that no veteran missed his Day of Honor because oxygen was not available. He has put thousands of miles on his car, donated hundreds of hours of his time, and periodically purchased ice and water for the buses. For all of his efforts, we and all of the veterans he has served salute him!