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Maybe you may have already contributed to Honor Flight of Southern Colorado, one of 1350 Distilling's Angel Battalion Quarterly Nonprofits in 2023. Or, maybe you may have never heard of this heart-felt organization focused on our war veterans. Here is a summary of why and how you can help. Further in this post we provide detail information about this group’s mission for aging military veterans and how your donations can greatly impact those servicemen and women.

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Boots, Bourbon & Brews is Sat 22 June

Summary: Support Honor Flight

It costs approximately $1,200 per veteran to attend a “flight” to Washington D.C. This includes all travel and food. All medical staff and guardians who travel with the group pay their own way. Currently HFSOCO has over 250 veterans on their waiting list.

They need your help. Are you affiliated with a company that appreciates our war veterans? HFSOCO is in search of corporate sponsors.

Honor Flight of Southern Colorado's main fundraising event is this Saturday. The Boots, Bourbon & Brews on Saturday 22 June at the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Museum Hall in Colorado Springs from 5:30pm-9:30pm.

Join 1350 Distilling, Jak’s Brewing, and Red Canyon Band for an evening of dinner, drinks, live music, and a silent and live auctions.

Purchase your tickets for Boots, Bourbon & Brews Online.

Can’t attend, but want to support Honor Flight? Please Donate Online.

“We can’t all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they walk by.” – Will Rogers

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What is Honor Flight?

Honor Flight Network’s mission is “To celebrate America’s veterans by inviting them to share in a day of honor at our nation’s memorials.”

While initially focused on America’s World War II veterans, Honor Flight Network has expanded its mission to include those who served during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The Honor Flight TLC program also honors veterans of any service era who are critically ill.

With around 22,500 veterans transported every year, the Honor Flight Network operates through 129 active hubs, such as the local Honor Flight of Southern Colorado. This hub serves the area from Colorado Springs to the Colorado/New Mexico border, and extends east and west across the state.

Honor Flight of Southern Colorado (HFSOCO) is part of the Honor Flight Network. HFSOCO takes veterans from the World War II, Korea and Vietnam eras on a three day paid trip to our nation’s capital. It costs our veterans nothing thanks to contributions from our corporate sponsors and donors like you.

This is often an emotional and healing experience for these veterans, for some it is the first time they have felt honored and respected for their service.

Honoring Those Who Served

This trip provides our cherished veterans an opportunity to see these memorials with others who have shared similar experiences. They take time to remember and honor those who did not make it home and for some, finally feel appreciated for their service to our country.  We have had veterans tell us their Honor Flight experience was life changing, provided closure and that a broken part of them was healed.

Their next scheduled trip, Mission #19 is scheduled for September 19 -21, 2024 and they need your financial assistance.

What does the Honor Flight look like?

Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to KOAA News and journalist Brie Groves for the special coverage of Mission #17 of the Honor Flight of Colorado Springs.

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