The Honor Flight program was conceived by Earl Morse, a Physician Assistant and Retired Air Force Captain, to honor veterans he has taken care of for the past 27 years. Honor Flight originated in Ohio in May 2005 with six small planes flying 12 WW II veterans from Springfield to Washington, D.C.. In 2006, with a waiting list of veterans expanding rapidly, commercial airline carriers were used to accommodate as many veterans as possible, as quickly as possible. Partnering with Honor Air in Hendersonville, North Carolina and Hero Flight in Provo, Utah, the “Honor Flight Network” was formed and began aggressively expanding programs to other cities across the nation.
Honor Flight Conyers, a hub affiliated with the national network, was founded by David & Anita Smith, owners of Custom Engraving & Signs, a Conyers, Georgia based small business specializing in interior ADA commercial and exterior signage. With the help of dedicated volunteers and donors who share the vision, Honor Flight Conyers came to fruition in 2011, and planning its inaugural flight for late spring 2011.
As of December 2011, All Honor Flight Hubs have flown a combined 85,000 veterans to Washington, DC.
Our Board of directors:
President: Dave Smith
Vice President: Jim Crutchfield
Secretary: Patsy Holmes
Secretary of Records: Jim Crutchfield
Treasurer: Anita Smith
Acting Agent: Calvin F. Rueping, CPA
Medical Liaison: Dolores Thrash
Board Members: Brad Smith, Norm Wheeler, Larry Robert, Bill Campbell
Pete Mecca, Tim Sexton, Tommy Sanders
Honor Flight Conyers
P.O. Box 81122
Conyers, GA 30013
Honor Flight is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
All donations are tax deductable.