General Flight Itinerary
Most typical flights begin with a welcome party at the Shilo Inn (on Airport Way) in Portland on Tuesday or Wednesday night prior to leaving on Wednesday or Thursday morning.
We leave VERY early on Wednesday/Thursday morning, and typically arrive in Washington D.C. at about 3-4pm. Upon arrival, we load on a chartered bus which will take us to our hotel in Washington D.C.
Our first full day in Washington usually begins with a breakfast hosted by Congressman Greg Walden. From there we usually take a tour of the Capitol, and then we’re off to the Korean War Memorial!
Other excursions may include stops at the Iwo Jima Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam & WWII Memorials. We always make a trip to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
Our return trip is usually scheduled for Saturday/Sunday.
Most of our breakfasts and dinners are eaten at the hotel, and we usually have a box lunch brought to meet us where we are at that time.
Honor Flight of Central Oregon (HFCO) is one of 117 regional “hubs” in 42 states participating in the national Honor Flight Network (HFN) program honoring Korean War veterans by taking them to Washington, DC to visit their National Korean War Memorial.