"We fly our heroes to Washington, DC to visit and reflect together at their memorials."

Honoring American Veterans

The Mission of Honor Flight is More Than Timely...

It is Urgent!

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HFR with Bob Dole

Rochester, New York is one of 130 established 'hubs' in the national Honor Flight Network. We are not-for-profit, and created to honor America's veterans for their sacrifices.

Honoring Veterans

“We fly our heroes to Washington, DC to visit and reflect together at their memorials.”

Honor Flight is free to all American veterans. Flights are filled with men and women from the earliest eras first. Those with catastrophic illness from any era receive priority. World War II veterans and Korean War veterans will travel before those of more recent eras. HFR’s tagline is, “We Leave No Veteran Behind.” Further, within each era Veterans typically fly in the order their applications are received.

The flying season is April to October. There are hundreds of local veterans currently, on our fly lists. Applications are now being accepted from all eras. Veterans from World War II and the Korean War have a quick turn-around because their lists are smaller. The sooner Veterans apply, the sooner they fly.

The attached document should give you all the information you need to apply to go on an Honor Flight from our Rochester Hub. Click on the following link:

HFR Application FAQ

Real ID Law Will Now Be Enforced Effective May 7, 2025 (postponed three times)

Real ID, Enhanced Drivers License or Passport will be Required to Pass Thru Airport TSA Checkpoints by Veterans, Guardians, Flight Crew & All Gate Side Volunteers

How Can You Help?

Speak to schools, clubs and member organizations. Or help a veteran register on-line. We invite you to join us… generously.

Rochester Honor Flight Photo Webpage

Click on the camera below to find a page with links to all of our photo albums of past missions and events.  You can view or download photos from those links.  If you have a Shutterfly account, you can order prints of the pictures posted there.

Sign up for the Rochester Honor Flight Newsletter

Send an email to: [email protected] and let us know your email address. We will put you on our mailing list to receive our bi-monthly newsletter. You can also find the newsletter on the Rochester Honor Flight homepage.

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Mission 83 (59 vets)
May 25-26
Mission 84 (57 vets)
June 15-16
Unfortunately veterans cannot choose what flight they will travel on due to medical and logistic issues associated with the flight process. We also encourage veterans from the Syracuse and Buffalo area's to visit and register with their local Honor Flight hubs before registering with Rochester Honor Flight.