essential to the success of the Central Illinois Honor Flight
Program. Without these volunteers we would not be able to carry out
the dreams of so many veterans, enabling them to see the memorials
built in their honor.
Typically during our trips, we divide the veterans into groups and assign guardians to each group. Even before the
veterans arrive at the airport, the guardian's responsibilities
begin with flight preparation and going over their packets of
material. Once the veterans start to arrive, guardians will ensure
boarding passes and IDs are available, distribute Central Illinois
Honor Flight T-shirts, get the veterans through security and to
the gate, assist in boarding, etc.
From the moment the veterans are in our hands until we return them
to their loved ones in the evening, guardians will be asked to treat
these heroes as if they are family and ensure that every veteran has
a safe, memorable and rewarding experience. Guardians are
volunteers and are expected to pay for their trip. Prices will vary
depending on departure locations and airline fares.
Because they play such a significant role in our program, we will
provide training sessions for all guardians prior to participating
in one of our trips.
For further information, please contact us at
217-254-2986 or via email at
click here to open our Guardian Application. Upon opening
the application, please print it out, fill it out, and send it in to
the address listed on the last page of the application.
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