CM Honor Flight would not be successful without the generous support of our guardians. Guardians play a significant role on every trip, ensuring that every veteran has a safe and memorable experience. Duties include, but not limited to, physically assisting and lifting the veterans at the airport, during the flight and at the memorials. Guardians are also responsible for their own expenses (airline fare, etc.).
For further information, please call 573/256-1930 or email us at: [email protected]
Unfortunately, CM Honor Flight typically has many more applications for guardian status than is required on our flights. CM Honor Flight must ensure that the highest degree of safety is provided for our veterans in our care while maximizing the number of veterans we transport. Once a determination is made on the number of guardians required on a flight, the following selection criteria are followed in choosing guardians:
- Is the applicant medically trained in areas that would be of assistance on a flight?
- Is the applicant an experienced Honor Flight guardian and is available to go in a leadership position (i.e. bus captain, team leader, etc.)?
- Is the applicant a Vietnam War, Desert Storm, OEF, OIF veteran who is physically able to assist a guardian AND visit their memorial(s) as well?
- Is the applicant a caretaker for a terminally ill veteran or caretaker for a veteran who requires one-on-one physical assistance?
NOTE: We do not, as a rule, take family members as guardians. If you are a family member of a veteran and meet one of the above criteria, you may submit an application. But your selection must be approved by our flight director and is not a “given.” Please do not plan on serving as a guardian until you are approved. Thank you.