Guardians are essential to the success of the Honor Flight Network Program. Without these volunteers we would not be able to carry out the dreams of so many veterans, enabling them to see the memorials built in their honor.
The veteran’s safety and health are our primary concern and Honor Flight Kentucky requires that the Guardian must be older than 18 but no older than 65, not the Veteran’s spouse, in excellent physical health, cover their $500 Guardian Fee, and must attend a mandatory Guardian training session. The duties of a Guardian are both mentally and physically challenging as you will be responsible for your Veteran’s safety and immediate care throughout our approximately sixteen hour day. The Guardian must be able to physically lift their veteran off the ground should they fall or stumble, and must be able to assist them up and down eight (8) steps on the tour buses we use in Washington. This is required for all seven (7) stops we make while in the Nation’s Capital. If the Veteran uses a wheelchair, the Guardian is responsible for pushing that wheelchair throughout the day at the various memorials, in the airport and down the jet-way up to the door of the airplane. This can be physically demanding as there are many ramps at the various memorials we visit.
Duties include, but not limited to, assisting the veterans at the airport, during the flight and at the memorials and post flight. Please note that Guardian Training is mandatory to assume the responsibilities as a qualified Guardian before participating on a mission.
By submitting your application, you are agreeing to the following statement. As a Guardian, I agree to donate the sum of $500.00 as determined by the Honor Flight Kentucky Chapter Board of Directors to offset my costs (airfare, meals, insurance, charter bus, police escort, t-shirt and ancillary items) involved with my participation in an Honor Flight Mission. As a 501 (c)(3) Charity as determined by the IRS, your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law and shall be acknowledged by the Honor Flight Kentucky Chapter.
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