Honor Flight Open
Honor Flight Open will be held on Monday March 20, 2023 at Bakersfield Country Club!
This event will benefit Honor Flight Kern County.
Honor Flight Kern County (HFKC) is one of 136 hubs from around the country that is part of the Honor Flight Network. HFKC is an all volunteer non-profit created to honor veterans of Kern County and surrounding areas and veterans as far away as the San Fernando Valley. There are approximately 46,000 veterans in Kern County with over 8,000 of them World War II and Korean Veterans. Our mission is to honor and send America’s veterans to Washington D.C. to see the memorials built in THEIR honor for their service to our country – at no cost to the veteran. Top priority is given to our most senior veterans – World War II veterans – and those from any conflict that are terminally ill – followed by Korean and Vietnam veterans. Every veteran accepted by HFKC for this honor travels at no cost to him/her due to the generosity of tax deductible donations from our community. The trips include all air and ground transportation, meals, overnight accommodations, and guided tours.
With your generous donations these American Heroes receive a hero’s send-off in Bakersfield and a hero’s welcome in Washington, D.C. Once in DC, the veterans spend their time on guided tours to see many of the memorials in D.C., including the WWII, Korean, Vietnam, Lincoln, Women’s, Navy, Marine, and Air Force memorials as well as the Changing of The Guard, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in Arlington National Cemetery.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
Honor Flight Open is being hosted AGM Community Partners in partnership with American General Media.
The two combined produce a variety of events and festivals each year including Bakersfield’s popular Mac &
Cheese Fest. Other events include Kids Fest, Fit Fest and Bakersfield Brunch Fest. Proceeds benefit 501c3 AGM Community Partners and other local charities.