ABOUT Honor Flight Kern County
Honor Flight Kern County (HFKC) is one of 136 hubs from around the country that is part of the Honor Flight Network. HFKC is an all volunteer non-profit created to honor veterans of Kern County and surrounding areas and veterans as far away as the San Fernando Valley. There are approximately 46,000 veterans in Kern County with over 8,000 of them World War II and Korean Veterans. Our mission is to honor and send America’s veterans to Washington D.C. to see the memorials built in THEIR honor for their service to our country – at no cost to the veteran. Top priority is given to our most senior veterans – World War II veterans – and those from any conflict that are terminally ill – followed by Korean and Vietnam veterans. Every veteran accepted by HFKC for this honor travels at no cost to him/her due to the generosity of tax deductible donations from our community. The trips include all air and ground transportation, meals, overnight accommodations, and guided tours.
With your generous donations these American Heroes receive a hero’s send-off in Bakersfield and a hero’s welcome in Washington, D.C. Once in DC, the veterans spend their time on guided tours to see many of the memorials in D.C., including the WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Lincoln, Women’s, Navy, Marine, and Air Force memorials as well as the Changing of The Guard, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in Arlington National Cemetery.
Time is of the essence – please help us write this chapter of their lives . . .”The Greatest Generation” deserves nothing less from us – they SAVED THE WORLD!! For information on how you can help support our mission to send our veterans to Washington D.C. to see THEIR memorials – please call 661-544-VETS (8387). All donations are 100% tax deductible. 501(c)3 # 45-4520992
What can you do to help?
Help us sign up Veterans, Guardians & Volunteers. We are actively seeking Veterans, Guardians and Volunteers for Honor Flight Kern County. Go to our Applications page to download applications. Feel free to contact us for information.
Your donations help us send our Veterans at no cost to them and they are tax deductible.
Help send our Veterans off and greet them when they return. Their hero’s send off and greeting is well deserved. These events are a moving experience for all who attend. Come out and take part!
We could not accomplish this mission without your help. Thank you for you support!