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Who can Participate?

Priority is given to the oldest veterans and those in hospice care. After that, we process applications from veterans of the Korean War, Vietnam War, and Cold War (served through 1975). Unfortunately, because we have an extensive waiting list of older veterans from these periods, we’re unable at this time to accept applications from those who served more recently. Vietnam veterans are placed on our waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis.


Lake County Honor Flight celebrates America's veterans with a multi-day trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.


A nation where all of America’s veterans experience the honor, gratitude, and community of support they deserve.


Lake County Honor Flight is an independent hub of the Honor Flight Network. We work diligently to raise funds in order to provide trips to veterans at no cost! Since 2013, Lake County Honor Flight has proudly served veterans.

The Flight

Veterans always fly free! The multi-day flight includes a personal guardian, airfare, ground transportation, tours, meals, hotel accommodations, and much more! Veterans will travel with Lake County Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., to visit the Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and other memorials in our nation’s capital.

Flight Schedule

We fly three multiple-day Honor Flights each year, usually in April, August, and October. Lake County Honor Flights depart from North Chicago, Illinois, and fly out of General Mitchell International Airport.

What's the cost? 

Lake County Honor Flight covers all expenses related to the veteran's trip. Every flight is funded by the generosity of individuals and corporations who support our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


Honoring Our Veterans

The Honor Flight Network is a national network comprised of independent hubs working together in furtherance of the Honor Flight mission.


The Honor Flight Network released nationwide statistics on the number of veterans served in 2023, marking 18 years of successful operation by our national organization and the 126 affiliated local Honor Flight hubs. Since the beginning, our organization has flown more than 300,000 veterans to Washington D.C. Thank YOU for being a part of making this happen!!

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