The statue of a Color Guard at the Air Force Memorial.


​Veterans receive round trip airfare from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) to Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), chartered bus transportation, airport parking, continental breakfast, boxed lunch, and dinner at Mission BBQ. Veterans will also receive a Honor Flight Cleveland polo shirt and baseball cap.

Once you submit an application, you will be placed on a first-come, first-served basis for the next available flight in the following order: WWII veterans first, followed by Korean veterans, Vietnam veterans, then all others.

If you wish to travel with a particular person as your guardian (every veteran is accompanied on the trip by a guardian), please fill out the veteran application together. Guardians must be between the ages of 18 and 65 and cannot be the spouse or significant other of the veteran.

You are not required to select your own guardian! If you do not have a guardian in mind, a trained volunteer guardian will be assigned to you.

If you are a U.S. veteran and would like to visit the memorials in Washington, D.C. at absolutely no cost to you, complete the veteran’s application by clicking the button below.


The guardian plays an essential role in the veteran’s Honor Flight adventure. The guardian is a travel companion to the vet who provides one-on-one assistance to assure safety, comfort, and a positive Honor Flight experience.

The guardian assists the veteran through security at the airports, boarding the plane, getting on and off the bus, assuring the vet gets his/her meals, pushing the veteran in a wheelchair (as necessary), and accompanying them to all the memorials.

The cost to all guardians is $300 payable to Honor Flight Cleveland and is due at least one week before the flight.

Guardians must also be between the ages of 18 and 65 and cannot be the spouse/significant other of the veteran.

Your trip will include air transportation to and from Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), chartered bus transportation, continental breakfast, boxed lunch, dinner, airport parking, and an Honor Flight shirt.

If you wish to travel with a particular veteran, make sure you indicate so on the appropriate line of the application.

Guardians are required to attend a training session before their assigned flight. Click on the button below to find out more information about the mandatory training.

First Lieutenant Sharon Ann Lane memorial.
Members of the Honor Flight Ground Crew at Baltimore.


Honor Flight Cleveland would not be successful without the generous support from our volunteers. 

Volunteer duties include, but are not limited to:

Airport on flight dates:

  • Meeting, greeting and assisting veterans
  • Setting up/taking down tables and chairs for registration and the continental breakfast
  • Unloading/loading wheelchairs
  • Distributing shirts

Office support:

  • Handling routine clerical tasks
  • Creating promotional literature
  • Maintaining databases

Special events:

  • Manning informational booths at veteran focused events
  • Assisting with fundraising