Mario H. Flores

“My honor flight was, without question, one of the best days of my life. I’ve never thought of myself of as a hero. But after an entire day of being greeted everywhere we went by hundreds of people, waving flags and saluting us for our service, I began to rethink things.”

Mario H. Flores, a World War II veteran from McAllen, who flew with Honor Flight Rio Grande Valley in September of 2015

Honor Flights

About Honor Flight Rio Grande Valley

Since its inception in 2014, Honor Flight Rio Grande Valley has flown 49 World War II, Korean and Vietnam Veterans for their all-expense paid trip, once-in-a-lifetime day of recognition, thanks and inspiration in Washington D.C.

Leading into its 2017 season, the nonprofit has a waiting list of 50 senior veterans who are ready for their overdue day of honor.

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When’s the next RGV Honor Flight?

Honor Flight Rio Grande Valley has three flights scheduled for June through October of 2017, the first of which is to depart on June 10. Others are set for early August and late September.