Honor Flight Kern County


IMPORTANT!
Our phone number

661-527-3838


 We are proud to announce
our new roomier location!

BREAKFAST at Elks Lodge #266
1616 30th Street (and H Street)
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Thursday Bakersfield Breakfast!

Upcoming Events 

I regret to announce that per our national Honor Flight organization, there will be NO Flights for the remainder of 2020. We carry such precious cargo on these flights we just can not take the risk. The health and well being of our heroes is first and foremost. We have already rescheduled for the Spring. Since it is likely that we will need to add additional flights to catch up, any fundraising and donations are very much needed and appreciated.

Our breakfasts will also be discontinued until at least when California completely phases out and everything is business as usual. This breaks our hearts, as we know so many of our veterans look forward to this fun time to visit. As well, all of the volunteers miss you all so very very much. I love you all - volunteers and veterans alike. See you soon. Stay safe and healthy. Please reach out to us if you need anything!
- Lili - Director HFKC

Donate to
Honor Flight Kern County.
Many thanks to all those who have donated!

Your donations send our vets to see their memorials in Washington DC at no cost to them. 
You can donate to Honor Flight Kern County at any time by clicking the DONATE button below.




 - Kern River Valley Monthly Breakfast
Please note that the Breakfast has been cancelled.

VFW Hall 2811 Nugget Ave. Lake Isabella - Please RSVP Gary Zuber (760) 379-2109.
Please remember to wear your Honor Flight name badge, shirt or jacket.

Ridgecrest Monthly Breakfast
Please note that the June Breakfast has been cancelled.
USO Building, 230 W. Ridgecrest Blvd. Gary Zuber (760) 379-2109.

- Tehachapi Monthly Breakfast
Please note that the June Breakfast has been cancelled.
St. Malachy Church, 407 West E St.- Tom Stenson (661) 823-1036

• Veteran Coffee & Donuts
Please note that the Veterans Coffee & Donuts has been cancelled until further notice.

Mix & Mingle with Veterans of all ages.Bakersfield Veterans Center: 1110 Golden State Ave. (661) 323-8387

 - Bakersfield Monthly Breakfast
Please note that the Bakersfield Breakfast has been cancelled until further notice.
We, Honor Flight Kern County volunteers, recognize the potential health risks to our veterans and community members.
The following is the official word from our Board of Directors:
While individually we may have different levels of concern regarding the dangers associated with the Coronavirus there appears to be one variable to which all doctors and CDC personnel agree: if you are 70-80-90 years old the Coronavirus is especially dangerous. If you have a secondary health issue, pulmonary, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. your chances of becoming a victim are increased.
We recognize as of this moment in time there has not been a recognized Coronavirus victim in Kern County. That being said, it is our belief the County of Kern will identify a Coronavirus victim as the pandemic spreads.
The decision to postpone the April flights was made because our veterans are of the most susceptible age group to the Coronavirus.
That criteria again influences our decision regarding breakfast.
Earlier today, through various emails, the Executive Committee of Honor Flight Kern County (Marsh, Whitaker, Mundorf, Sandrini) determined that placing several hundred veterans in a closed room environment (breakfast) was not in the best interest of their health and safety. As a result, until further notice, all breakfasts have been postponed.
Note: Remember Honor Flight National has postponed all flights through April 30; we would actually be putting more veterans in a closed environment than if we were in an airplane.
We ask our talented and hard working volunteers who make this event so popular to contact the Elks, veterans and post on our website and other action deemed appropriate to notify all interested in the breakfast that they have been postponed until further notice.

What do Honor Flight Kern County
Veterans say?

 From a Vietnam War Veteran:
“Words are inadequate to describe the raw emotions I felt nearly every waking moment while participating in the 26th Kern County Honor Flight…”

 

From a World War ll Veteran:
“I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for flying me to the greatest trip of my life to Washington D.C. When I came back I thought after the way I was treated that I had personally won the war…

 

From a World War ll Veteran:
“Thank you for all you do for us Honor Flight guys. It’s MUCH appreciated! I can’t remember a trip that impressive, particularly when I was selected to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier… what an honor! 

Donate to
Honor Flight Kern County.
Many thanks to all those who have donated!

Your donations send our vets to see their memorials in Washington DC at no cost to them. 
You can donate to Honor Flight Kern County at any time by clicking the DONATE button below.




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