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Honoring Yesterday's Heroes

In addition to escorting WWII, Korean, Vietnam War, and terminally-ill Veterans from any war to Washington, DC, Honor Flight Pittsburgh also proudly honors deceased Veterans (or veterans physically unable to travel) who never got to see their memorials. We accomplish this at the memorials by conducting a ceremony that is referred to as Honoring Yesterday’s  Heroes. It is our desire to show the respect so richly deserved to the deceased Veterans who never had the opportunity to visit their memorials.


For those who would like to participate in this program, Honor Flight Pittsburgh requests a photo of the Veteran, preferably while in the service. As part of the ceremony, we photograph an American flag along with the deceased Veteran’s picture at their appropriate memorial.


After the trip, the family will receive an 8 x 10 color photo and a certificate from Honor Flight Pittsburgh honoring their Veteran. The original photo will also be returned at this time. There is no charge for participating in this program, as this is Honor Flight Pittsburgh’s way of showing our respect and appreciation to the deceased Veteran.

If you are interested in participating or requesting further information, please contact or mail your photo to:

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