Honoring America’s Veterans by navigating their path to our national symbols.

Taking Richland County, Ohio Veterans to Washington D.C.

In Remembrance of Dean J. Krance

Secretary of the Richland County Veterans Service Commission from 1997 until 2024.



August 23, 1951 – March 15, 2024

Our Mission at Honor Bus

At Honor Bus, we hold a high regard for the bravely discharged Veterans of Richland County. In honoring them, we host a gratuitous 3-day journey to the cherished National Memorials located in Washington D.C. This journey offers veterans a unique opportunity to bond with comrades, pay homage to fallen comrades, and share personal stories and experiences with each other.

The inception of the Richland County Chapter of Honor Bus started with Dean J. Krance in January 2019. Its roots were traced back to 2018 when Mr. Krance participated in the Ashland County Honor Bus expedition. The trip moved him profoundly, and with a push from Elaine Hess, Ashland’s Director, he established and assumed the directorship of the Richland County Honor Bus Chapter.

Now running 5 years strong! Thanks to community generosity, Honor Bus has spent 5 years providing veterans with memorable trips to D.C.’s memorials, honoring their comrades. Every donation helps us keep this tradition alive. Support our mission—make a difference for our veterans today!

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.

Wheelchairs are available if needed but you must be able to board the bus on your own.

Trip Date: September 13th – 15th 2024

Friday

  • Please bring your own bagged lunch, snack, and drinks for the trip there.
  • 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.

Saturday

  • The group will visit Museums and Memorials, have lunch downtown, and visit more memorials.
  • Dinner will be a catered in the hotel.
  • Night visits to memorials will conclude our evening.

Sunday

  • 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.

Submit an Application

At Honor Bus, we proudly offer Richland County’s honorably discharged veterans an all-expenses-paid, three-day journey to our nation’s capital, where valor and sacrifice are engraved in stone. This journey is not only a trip but a heartfelt thank-you for your service.

  • Priority for Richland Count Veterans: Our Richland County veterans are given top priority, with guardians provided to assist you through your tour.
  • First-Come, First-Served: Applications are considered in the order they are received to fill seats available on the Honor Bus — it’s best to apply early.
  • No-Cost Trip: There is absolutely no cost for veterans; your service has already paid the price. We ask that veterans abstain from donating to Honor Bus before their trip, to ensure fairness and honor for all.
  • Stay Safe Together: As we navigate times of health concerns, your safety remains paramount. We take all measures to ensure a safe trip, including the use of sanitizers, masks, and shields, and we ask for your cooperation with our safety protocols.

Interested in embarking on this trip of honor? Choose your application type below to get started: