Panoramaland RC&D

Resource Conservation & Development

For Up to Date Program Information visit www.utahhonorflight.org

Contact:  

Mike Turner, HF Volunteer, (435) 979-7067 (8-5pm Mtn Time) Email: turbo701@hotmail.com

FAX: 435-304-1023

Applications:

UTAH_VETERAN APP (click here)

Guardian Application (click here)

Volunteer Application (click here)

Accepting Veterans From The Following Era’s:

Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946 (World War II) Priority is given to WWII Vets

June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 (Korean War)

Feb. 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975 (Vietnam War)

GUARDIANS:

Guardians are essential to the success of the Honor Flight 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.

Typically during trips, veterans are divided into groups of eight and three guardians are assigned to each group. Even before the veterans arrive at the airport, the guardian’s responsibilities begin with flight preparation and going over their packets of material. Once the veterans start to arrive, guardians will ensure boarding passes and IDs are available, distribute Honor Flight tee shirts, get the veterans through security and to the gate, assist in boarding, etc.

From the moment the veterans are in our hands until we return them to their loved ones, guardians will be asked to treat these heroes as if they are family and ensure that every veteran has a safe, memorable, and rewarding experience. Guardians are volunteers and are expected to pay for their trip. Prices will vary depending on the departure city and airline fares.

Because they play such a significant role in our program, a training session will be provided for all guardians prior to participating in trips.

Guardians are responsible for their own expenses (airfare, hotel, etc. , $900).

If you would like more information about becoming a Guardian, please contact our Guardian Representative at 435-979-7067 or via email at:
turbo701@hotmail.com

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VOLUNTEERS:

Honor Flight of Utah is a volunteer program created to honor our veterans for all they have sacrificed to make this a better world. Without the support of these volunteers, there is no way that we would be able to provide the opportunity to fly our heroes to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials created in their honor.

Examples of volunteer positions include sending off the veterans at the airport in the morning and welcoming them home at the end of the trip with a cheering reception; answering office phones and entering application info into the data system; mailing requested material and purchased merchandise; as well as contacting veterans and guardians to make arrangements based on our projected flight schedules.

If you would like to volunteer your services, please contact us. You can be a part of making our veterans’ dreams a reality. You can make a difference. Thank you for your support. Volunteers are responsible for their own expenses (airfare, hotel, etc. projected to be $900).

For further information, please contact us at 435-979-7067 or via email at turbo701@hotmail.com

To volunteer at the DC airports, please email the Airport Coordinators for more information. You can find their emails on the national Contact Page.

Please Donate to Utah Honor Flight

OR CONTRIBUTE through Community Foundation of Utah www.utahcf.org

The Honor Fight program is run solely on DONATIONS that may be made at any local Zions Bank account ending in #9721 (Panoramaland Honor Flight of Utah), mailed to PO Box 242 Richfield, Utah 84701, or online at www.utahcf.org, mailed to Community Foundation of Utah, 423 West 800 South, Suite A101, Salt Lake City Utah 84101, or . All checks should be made to the Panoramaland Foundation with Honor Flights in the memo.

*Flights are contingent on public donations*

UPDATE:

Utah Honor Flight #1

October 30 – November 1, 2013

The inaugural Honor Flight of Utah trip was made possible through donations and a $10,000 grant from National Honor Flight.

ABC4 News Utah – Kim Johnson accompanied the Veterans on the trip and has documented the adventure of lifetime for some VIPs from “The Greatest Generation” !  A very heartfelt thank you to Kim and ABC4!!

http://www.4utah.com/story/kim-johnson-thank-you-vets-the-honor-is-all-ours/d/story/yu3jKszGtk6bup9umKxpTg

http://www.4utah.com/story/utah-wwii-veterans-get-star-studded-treatment-on-honor-flight/d/story/HPklrMb0yUueMf0s-EXMVQ

http://www.4utah.com/story/heros-welcome-for-utahs-first-honor-flight/d/story/SUqR-Q02bEu7JllyhaHR8g

http://www.4utah.com/story/utah-wwii-veterans-visit-memorial-built-in-their-honor/d/story/62FNKx8Os0Ow8YUNzLONGw

http://www.4utah.com/story/utahs-first-honor-flight-takes-veterans-to-memorials/d/story/tikdTEIx40CA3xwpizbE2w

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October 25, 2013

Honor Flights of Utah will be wheels up October 30th.  Two groups of Veterans will fly to D.C. via Southwest Airlines and have a dedicated motor coach.  On Oct 30, 2013 Team 1Alpha (40) will be departing SLC at 0705 (am) inbound to the Dulles Airport!    Team 1Bravo, (16), will depart the Las Vegas Airport at 0600 (am) also inbound to Dulles within 45 minutes of Main body.   (56) will then join up and enjoy three days of comradery, and all of their Memorials in the DC area to include the WWII Memorial, Korea Memorial, the Vietnam Wall, the Three servicemen, the Vietnam Women’s memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, the Tomb of the Unknowns, the 101st Airborne Memorial, Iwo Jima, National Women’s Memorial, Navy Memorial, the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial, the Quantico Marine Museum, Ft. McHenry, the Pentagon, the Air Force Memorial, and the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.   Utah Honor Flight Committee, still very small and forming, is trying to acquire lodging the night before, October 29th at or near both airports to then motorcade to their respective terminals.   Both Teams will return to their respective Airports on Friday, November 1st a day ahead of Daylight savings times.   The 1Alpha team (main body) will be back at the Salt Lake Terminal at 1:45 on Friday, and the 1Bravo team will be back in Las Vegas at 5:00pm and hopefully back to St. George area around 7:30.  Local arrangements are being made, but any and all the additional help we can get is very welcome.

Since this is Honor Flights of Utah’s maiden voyage much work needs to be in place by Spring.  We need all the help we can get, Panoramaland Resource Conservation & Development Council, (RC&D), is the 501c3-Non-Profit hosting this Statewide project in conjunction with the Utah Community Foundation, with a Project Perspective of identifying over 9,000 WWII Vets, 11,000 Korean Era, and 12,000 Vietnam Era Veterans in that sequence, that want to go and see their memorials, (at no expense to the Veterans), before it is too late.  The ongoing process may take years, and Volunteers to help here in Utah along with Guardians for the flights will be sorely needed. Our 50 meter target is to take these 32 Veterans escorted by 24 Guardians to the DC area and back for a quality experience.  The 100 Meter target is to organize at least two subcommittees in the State in or around SLC and St. George.  The end goal is to solicit, raise donations, sell whatever, and do whatever it takes quickly to rhythmically get all offer these heroes the best quality trip o that want to and can go on a trip. ~Dan Curtis, Flight Leader

Honor Flight would give Utah Veterans a chance to see memorials

WE NEED Veteran Applicants, Volunteers and Guardians!

The Program is recruiting Volunteers to become Board Members and assist with running the program.

EACH FLIGHT GOAL IS $15,000 – $20,000 to send 14-28 Veterans to D.C.

Future Flight: Anticipated Spring, 3 Day/2Night. **Flights are subject to applicants, funding & volunteers**

**DONATIONS: THE PROGRAM IS RUN SOLELY ON DONATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC

The Honor Fight program is run solely on DONATIONS that may be made at any local Zions Bank account ending in #9721 (Panoramaland Honor Flight of Utah), mailed to PO Box 242 Richfield, Utah 84701, or online at www.utahcf.org, mailed to Community Foundation of Utah, 423 West 800 South, Suite A101, Salt Lake City Utah 84101, or . All checks should be made to the Panoramaland Foundation with Honor Flights in the memo.

 

 

HONOR FLIGHT NETWORK HUB COMING TO UTAH
Providing Utah veterans a tour of honor

September 3, 2013, Richfield, UT – The Panoramaland Resource and Conservation Development and the Panoramaland Fund at the Community Foundation of Utah are pleased to announce that they are partnering to provide a unique experience for veterans: Honor Flight Network, a memorable, safe, and rewarding Tour of Honor of Washington DC.

Panoramaland Honor Flight of Utah, a the only local hub of the Honor Flight National program (http://www.honorflight.org), will transport Utah’s veterans to Washington, D.C. on a three day trip to visit memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.  Top priority is given to America’s most senior heroes — veterans of World War II and those with terminal illnesses who wish to visit their memorial. All men and women born in Utah serving stateside or overseas are eligible to participate through the Utah hub. The three-day trip generally includes visits to the WWII, Korean & Vietnam, Iwo Jima memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, the National Marine Museum at Quantico and Ft McHenry.

Through the end of 2012 Honor Flight has transported more than 98,500 veterans to Washington, D.C. to see their memorial. The program presently has 127 hubs in 41 states. This is the first such effort in Utah. It is being led by volunteer Dan Curtis, who has been involved with Honor Flights since 2008. “Our World War II vets are dying at a rate of just over 600 a day. Only 1.2 million veterans remain of the 16 million who served our nation. Most have never seen the beautiful memorial built in their honor on the Nation’s Mall. There is no greater feeling that seeing the smiles – and tears – on these heroes faces, and to know we have given them a powerful and healing gift.”

Each trip is estimated to cost $700.00 per person, provided solely through donations from the public.  The Vets are joined by leaders, medical staff and guardians who generally must cover their own expenses ($700).

For more information please join us to kick-off the opening of the Utah honor flight hub, Thursday September 12th , 6:00 pm, in Richfield, at the Sevier Valley Center 800 W. 200 S. Snow College Campus or visit  http://panoramalandrcd.org/.

Donations may be made at any local Zions Bank (Panoramaland Honor Flight of Utah), mailed to PO Box 242 Richfield, Utah 84701, or online at www.utahcf.org, mailed to Community Foundation of Utah, 423 West 800 South, Suite A101, Salt Lake City Utah 84101, or . All checks should be made to the Panoramaland Foundation with Honor Flights in the memo.

 

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