May 7, 2022

Lake County Honor Flight takes veterans to D.C. as a thank you for their service

March 16, 2022

After more than two years, Lake County Honor Flight will resume trips for veterans

February 21, 2019

Lake County Journal: Schneider delivers ‘Valentines for Veterans’

Before Valentine’s Day, 10th District Congressman Brad Schneider again collected and distributed handmade cards to area veterans.

February 13, 2019

Chicago Tribune: 'Heartwarming' handmade cards distributed to Lake County veterans for Valentine's Day

It was a cute homemade Valentine’s card — a picture with two tiny feet in the form of a heart and the message, “From the bottom of my heart to the tips of my toes, I love you.”

Hundreds of veterans across Lake County received similar homemade cards, as local schools, libraries, a congressman and the Midwest Veterans Closet participated in Valentines 4 Veterans, collecting the cards for distribution this week at various venues and at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center on Thursday.

January 14, 2019

Patch: 'Valentines For Vets' Collects Cards For Those Who Have Served

Residents of all ages are encouraged to submit Valentine's Day cards to be distributed to local veterans in the north suburbs. The "Valentines for Vets" program is being hosted by the office of 10th Congressional District Rep. Brad Schneider for the third consecutive year. The initiative launched Monday and cards will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 8.

January 14, 2019

Daily Herald: How to give Valentines for Vets

Congressman Brad Schneider on Monday announced the launch of the Tenth District "Valentines for Vets" program to collect and distribute Valentine's Day cards to local veterans.

Constituents of all ages are encouraged to participate by dropping off or mailing cards to Schneider's Lincolnshire office, or by dropping off cards at his offices in Round Lake Park and Waukegan. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 8.

November 01, 2018

Sheridan Road Magazine: Honor

Ever since I was a little girl, I have always thanked soldiers in uniform. Earlier this year I was presented with an opportunity to do more than just say “thank you.” My parents sponsored two local veterans on an honor flight and my dad mentioned volunteering to be a guardian. As I heard more about the guardian role, I decided that I too wanted to do something to honor America’s heroes. Although I am an eighth grader and honor flight guardians are almost always adults, I was able to qualify and join the journey.

October 18, 2018

Chicago Tribune: Difference-makers: Paula Carballido. Flying high for Lake County's veterans

Since Lake County Honor Flight’s inaugural trip to Washington, D.C. in 2013, over 250 local veterans have received free weekend trips to the nation’s capital to see the monuments honoring their service.

September 04, 2018

Chicago Tribune: 4th annual Gurnee craft beer fest supports local veterans

Perhaps you prefer Zombie Dust, Gumballhead or Milky Way Princess. Or maybe it’s Alpha King or Dragon’s Milk.

Some of those microbrews and more will be available on Sept. 15 in Gurnee. At least 80 different beers from more than 35 breweries, many of them local, can be tasted at the annual Legions of Craft Beer Festival held at Gurnee Mills.

August 01, 2018

Vette Gazette: North Shore Corvette Club

The Lake County Honor Flight made the front page of the Vette Gazette, North Shore Corvette Club's August 2018 Newsletter!

July 07, 2018

Forest & Bluff Magazine: A HERO’S SALUTE: HEAL TEAM 6

Featuring guest of honor, Navy Seal Robert J. O’Neill, at the Loyola at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens, more than 300 North Shore residents gathered for an exclusive and truly patriotic evening. Heal Team 6’s Foundation President Steven Esposito and his wife Melissa co-chaired the exclusive event featuring a VIP cocktail hour with O’Neill, a delicious dinner, live music, and a special presentation by the guest of honor. An exciting live auction and paddle raise finished the evening with nearly $180,000 net funds raised. Proceeds will be split between Lake County Honor Flight and Your Grateful Nation.

February 13, 2018

Patch: Rep. Brad Schneider Delivers 'Valentines For Veterans'

This Valentine's Day, Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) again collected and distributed hand-made cards to veterans in the community.

July 28, 2017

Chicago Tribune: Local veterans visit memorials via Honor Flight

Twenty-one veterans of American wars returned from their Lake County Honor Flight trip to Washington D.C., welcomed at a special ceremony at the North Chicago Veterans Memorial Park on April 30.

June 01, 2017

Forest & Bluff Magazine: In Their Honor

Former Navy Seal Robert O’Neill, the man who shot Osama bin Laden during Operation Neptune Spear, took the stage on May 13 at “A Hero’s Salute,” a Heal Team 6 fundraiser to benefit Honor Flight of Lake County. Based in nearby North Chicago, the local nonprofit group flies American veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honoring their service and the sacrifices made by their comrades in arms. 

May 07, 2017

The Local Tourist: Lake County Honor Flight: A Monumental Experience

Last weekend was emotionally life-changing for me and I will never be the same. Nothing bad happened, but everything beautiful did. I had the opportunity to spend last Saturday and Sunday with 21 Chicagoland veterans on the Lake County Honor Flight #9 in Washington, D.C.


The Lake County Honor Flight (LCHF) is based out of North Chicago, Illinois and is operated by Director, Paula Carballido. Their mission is to transport America's veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the monuments and memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.

May 06, 2017

Daily North Shore: Honor Flight Celebrates Veterans

The Vietnam War veteran’s words were haunting: “If you want me to describe a battle I could do that, but it’s not a pleasant thing, especially when you’re a young person and you have bullets flying all around you and rockets and grenades, and you don’t know what’s going on because we were always outnumbered by the enemy,” said Vincent Martorano, a Gurnee resident ,who served in the U.S. Navy for four years but never once saw a ship.

April 27, 2017

Chicago Tribune: Lake County Honor Flight receives donations to support coming journey

Waukegan resident Lorraine Knuth is preparing for a trip to Washington, D.C. on Saturday, and she's looking forward to the "very exciting" opportunity to meet her fellow war veterans during the journey, she said.

April 27, 2016

Chicago Tribune: Glenview vets head to D.C. as part of Honor Flight program

Nearly seventy-one years after witnessing the the Japanese surrender, Joseph Goldstein will visit the National World War II Memorial in the nation's capital for the first time.

October 12, 2015

Chicago Tribune: Lake County vets get hero's welcome on return from Honor Flight

Lake County Honor Flight No. 5 landed in Milwaukee and 24 veterans — including one whose presence was honored on the trip to Washington, D.C. — returned to a flag-waving hero's welcome.

October 09, 2015

Lake County News Sun: WWII veteran from Lake Forest prepares for Honor Flight

Ninety-year-old Michael Hoff is anticipating a roller coaster of emotions while visiting the memorials in honor of veterans in Washington, D.C.

September 16, 2015

Chicago Tribune: WWII veteran will attend Lake County Honor Flight fundraiser Friday

A local group that takes Lake County war veterans to Washington, D.C., to see their monuments and memorials, is holding its first Zumba fundraising event Friday night, and a 94-year-old Battle of Bulge veteran will be there to lend his support.

July 07, 2015

Lake County News Sun: Letter: Veteran praises Lake County Honor Flight's mission

I had the privilege of traveling with the Lake County Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., on June 6-7 to witness the war memorials dedicated to U.S. veterans who have served and to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

June 08, 2015

Chicago Tribune: Heroes' welcome greets Honor Flight vets

Henry Borden said it was a half-century before he spoke of his World War II experiences in Europe, including the infamous Battle of the Bulge and other campaigns with General George Patton's Third Army.

May 29, 2015

Chicago Tribune: Honor Flight tribute to vets scheduled June 5-7 in North Chicago

Lake County Honor Flight will continue its "Field of Honor" tradition June 5-7 with a sea of flags placed at the North Chicago Veterans Memorial on Sheridan Road.

March 18, 2015

Chicago Tribune: Honor Flight pancake breakfast fundraiser set this Saturday

Lake County Honor Flight will host a pancake breakfast fundraising event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 21, at VFW Post 7448, 1112 Sheridan Road, Winthrop Harbor.

September 13, 2013

Daily Herald: Honor Flight Lake County sends six veterans to Washington

Six veterans, their guardians, friends and well-wishers gathered Friday morning at Veterans Memorial Park in North Chicago for a send off to Washington D.C.

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March 25, 2022

Interviewed by Lisa Dent on WGN Radio regarding our upcoming Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.!

WGN Radio Interview