"We fly Central NY heroes to Washington, DC to visit and reflect together at their memorials."

Honoring American Veterans

The Mission of Honor Flight is More Than Timely...

It is Urgent!

Our Next Honor Flight is in:


To travel as a WWII Veteran, Click Here To Make a Donation To Honor Flight To view our Mission Photos, Click Here If you wish to Volunteer or Sponsor

HFS serves ten counties in the greater Central NY area, and we're one of 130 Regional Hubs in the National Honor Flight Network. Across America we lose nearly 1,000 World War II & Korean War Vets a day! Time is running out to THANK the Greatest Generation!


Honoring Veterans

Honor Flight Syracuse flies Central NY heroes to Washington, DC to visit and reflect together at their memorials.

In accordance with Honor Flight policy, priority order for each mission is given to elder WWII veterans, Korean War veterans and terminally ill veterans from any era.  In addition, we’re including veterans of the Vietnam War and other eras. Our goal is to provide the Honor Flight experience to every veteran who desires to fly with us.

We generally fly two missions per year, one in late April, the other in late September or early October.  We’re continually accepting applications for our future missions. Veteran applications are prioritized in the order in which they are received, except in extraordinary circumstances. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions for details.

Honor Flight Syracuse, Inc. is a fully registered New York State 501c3 public charity and is entirely volunteer led. Our region encompasses 10 counties: Cayuga, Onondaga, Oswego, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence.

Honor Flight Syracuse

Mission #015
Planned: Sep. 26, 2020
Mission #014
Completed: Sep. 28, 2019
Mission #013
Completed: Apr. 27, 2019
Mission #012
Completed: Sep. 29, 2018
Mission #011
Completed: Apr. 28, 2018
Mission #010
Completed: Sep. 30, 2017
Mission #009
Completed: Apr. 29, 2017
Mission #008
Completed: Oct. 1, 2016
Mission #007
Completed: Apr. 30, 2016
Mission #006
Completed: Oct. 3, 2015
Mission #005
Completed: Apr. 25, 2015
Mission #004
Completed: Oct. 4, 2014
Mission #003
Completed: Apr. 5, 2014
Mission #002
Completed: Oct. 5, 2013
Mission #001
Completed: Oct. 6, 2012
Unfortunately veterans cannot choose what flight they will travel on due to medical and logistic issues associated with the flight process. We also encourage veterans from the Rochester and Buffalo area's to visit and register with their local Honor Flight hubs before registering with Syracuse Honor Flight.

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Honor Flight Syracuse Statement
March 13, 2020

The health and safety of the veterans we serve is Honor Flight Syracuse’s top priority. We have been in close contact with Honor Flight Network, which has been closely monitoring guidance from the health authorities concerning COVID-19. Based on the information we have received, Honor Flight Syracuse has decided to postpone Mission 15, which was set for May 2nd. This decision was not made lightly, but upon review of evidence from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the health departments of the District of Columbia and Arlington, Virginia, the growing incidence of coronavirus infections presents too great a risk to the elderly population we serve.

At this point, Mission 15 will be rescheduled to Saturday, September 26th. We will continue to update you regarding our plans as decisions are made.

If you are a veteran or guardian who has already been notified you were to travel on Mission 15, you will receive communication from our health and safety team about the rescheduled Mission 15 date of September 26th. If you have submitted a deceased veteran to be honored with a Flags of Our Heroes Ceremony on the Mission, we will save all submitted photographs and bring them with us in September.
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Did you know you can honor a deceased veteran for his or her service with Honor Flight? Our Flags of Our Heroes program brings photographs of the deceased veteran on an upcoming mission, where they are honored at the memorial of their conflict. Upon return home, the families are presented with a photograph and certificate at a moving ceremony. Check out the presentation ceremony for deceased veterans on M13 and M14, and then submit your deceased veteran for this ceremony on upcoming Mission 15 at www.honorflightsyracuse.org. Msg us for questions! ... See MoreSee Less