mission

To honor our veterans by flying them to Washington D.C. and enabling them to visit THEIR memorials.

Hero Flight Information

Tentative Trip Itinerary (Subject to Change)

Day 1

Community Sendoff - Depart Lexington for Omaha (Overnight Accommodations)


Day 2
Mid to late morning depart for Washington D.C. from Epply Airfield
Arrive at Reagan National Airport, Washington D.C.

Visit various sites as time permits

Evening, check in at hotel and evening meal.

Visit Korean War Memorial


Day 3
Visit Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Wall, WWII Memorial
Lunch at Army/Navy Club
Arlington National Cemetery - Changing of the guard
Visit various sites - Iwo Jima, Air Force, Navy Memorials
Banquet with guest speaker honoring veterans

Day 4
Depart Washington D.C.
Arrive in Omaha and bus trip back to Lexington



Fundraising Efforts

Each Dawson County Area Hero Flight costs approximately $60,000.00.  Funds will be raised through private donations and events throughout the county and surrounding areas.

Time is Of The Essence

We encourage all veterans to apply (WWII, Korea, Vietnam eras). Veterans are chosen for the trip on a first-come, first-serve basis with priority given to WWII and Korean veterans from the Dawson County, NE and surrounding areas.