Flag Day


It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the U.S. Army Birthdays on this date; Congress adopted "the American continental army" after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole [...]

Veteran’s Day


Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War [...]

Milton Diller: A photographer’s eye


As a photo interpretation specialist during the Korean War, Airman Second Class Milton (Milt) Diller never left U.S. soil, but without his service, there’s no telling how many lives might have been lost nearly 6,000 miles away.

Seymour Gottlieb: A knock on the door


U.S. Public Health Service  Korean War   Glencoe, IL   Flight date: 06/07/17 By Jack Walsh, Honor Flight Chicago Veteran Interview Volunteer Seymour Gottlieb decided when he was very young that he had a lot to contribute, and has lived his life in giving all [...]

Frank O’Brien: Nine months of service


Frank O'Brien served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He shares his story of spending nine months overseas, including some of the frightening sights he saw.

Saying ‘thank you’ 7,000 times


Honor Flight Chicago, the largest hub within the Honor Flight Network, surpassed recognizing 7,000 veterans while flying the organization's 78th flight.

May 10, 1948: South Korea elects first national assembly


Although the stated intention is for a unified Korea, leaders on either side of the 38th parallel fail to agree on a plan for elections. The government in the south elects its first National Assembly and adopts a constitution as the Republic of Korea. Dr. Syngman Rhee, educated at Harvard and Princeton and a [...]

A message to our incredible volunteers


Ever since I helped start Honor Flight Chicago 10 years ago, I’ve felt I have one of the best jobs in the world. Not only do I get to meet inspiring senior war heroes, but I get to work alongside the most loyal, dedicated and passionate collection of volunteers I’ve ever seen.That is no exaggeration.The [...]