Operation Guardian: Your Briefing
Guardians are essential to the success of the Midwest 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. 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 in the hotel lobby, Guardians will ensure that IDs are available for their Veteran, assist the Veteran to the shuttle, check in at the airport, take a photo for your Veteran to receive as a keep sake after flight, go through security with your Veteran, get to the gate, assist in boarding, etc.
From the moment the Veterans are in our hands until we return them to their loved ones in the evening, 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 asked to make a donation (cost being $675, minimum $632 required) sent to Midwest Honor Flight or given online through PayPal Giving Fund - credit/debit cards are not accepted due to percentage taken away from donations. The minimum donation covers your seat on the plane - the additional costs are associated with the meals, shirt, and transportation in Washington, D.C. Guardians may NOT be the spouse or significant other of a Veteran and must be at least of the age of 16 at the time of the flight.
Because they play such a significant role in our program, we will provide training sessions for all Guardians prior to participating in one of our trips. Training will be conducted at two locations with two dates announced at the time of confirmation (call from one of our volunteers). Thank you once again for your willingness to be a Guardian for Mission 4: 07 MAY 2019. Guardian Training is required along side of the forms listed here on this site in addition to the minimum donation of $632. Also here is the reservation form for our banquet the night before as well as optional hotel reservations and pre-orders for a hat.
Make Your Donation - $632 Minimum
Operation Mail Call & Welcome Home
*If you do not require a hotel, hat, or do not plan on coming to the banquet, PLEASE still send us the reservation form so we know that you did not miss these opportunities.
PIERRE, SD TRAINING
Saturday, April 13 - 10 AM
9:30 AM Registration
Georgia Morse Middle School
309 E. Capital Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
Study Hall Room #124
SIOUX FALLS, SD TRAINING
Saturday, April 26 - 10 AM
9:30 AM Registration
Sioux Falls Downtown Library
200 N Dakota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Meeting Rooms A/B