A Free, 3-Day Trip to Washington, DC
Our mission at Honor Bus is to celebrate Richland Counties honorably discharged Veterans by inviting them on a 3 day trip to our Nation’s Memorials in Washington D.C.. Honor Bus gives veterans the chance to share this trip with other veterans, to pay tribute to friends and comrades lost, and share their individual stories and experiences with one another.
The Richland County Chapter of Honor Bus was founded by Dean J. Krance in January 2019. It began in 2018 when he was able to take this trip with the Ashland County Honor Bus. Mr. Krance was so impacted by the experience that with the encouragement of Elaine Hess, Ashland Director, he created and became the Director of the Richland County Honor Bus Chapter.
Major Fundraising efforts quickly began and by the end of 2019, we were able to raise enough funds to pay in full for our 2019 and 2021 trips. Covid-19 stopped our ability to provide a trip in 2020. We are excited to honor our veterans each year with the help and generosity of our community.
“It is your donations that makes this once in a lifetime gift possible for our veterans”
About the Trip
Three days, Two nights from Ohio to Washington D.C. All accommodations are included.
The below schedule is just an example of our basic itinerary and is subject to change.
Depart from Area Agency on Aging, Ontario, Ohio at 6am sharp. The first stop is Shanksville, Pa Flight 93 Memorial. Onto Washington D.C. for Hotel check-in and dinner. Night visit to memorials.
The group will visit Musems and Memorials, have lunch downtown, and visit more memorials. Dinner will be a catered Italian dinner in the Hotel. Night visits to memorials will conclude our evening.
We visit Arlington National Cemetary where we will lay a wreath for Richland County. On our travel home we will stop in Maryland for Dinner and return to Ontario, Ohio at approximately 10pm.
All seats will be filled with WW II veterans and Korean veterans receiving priority.
Please sumbit all applications in a timely manner as space is limited.
Qualified Veterans can take this trip at no cost. Wheelchairs are available if needed but you must be able to board the bus on your own.
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COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that is believed to mainly spread from person-to-person contact. The Richland County Veterans Honor Bus is doing its part to sanitize, provide masks and shields, etc., and we ask you, our participants, to do the same and help us reduce the spread of COVID-19. You must follow all bus protocols and trip instructions while participating on an Honor Bus Trip, including instructions about wearing face coverings and social distancing, if mandatory at that time. Despite these measures, the risk of contracting COVID-19 could increase by participating on an Honor Bus Trip. By participating on an Honor Bus Trip, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
Can’t join us? You can still help!
If you would like to donate, you can do so online or you can donate by check payable to “Richland County Joint Veterans Council, and write Honor Bus in the memo“. If you would like to volunteer in some way or offer other support for our cause or organization, please contact us.