4000 International Ln.
Madison, WI 53704

Welcome home veterans returning home from a day in Washington, D.C. viewing the military memorials in the nation’s capital built in their honor. The veterans tour various sites including Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Iwo Jima, World War II, Korean, Vietnam and Air Force monuments. The journey is free of charge to the veteran and each leg of the trip is designed to bestow gratitude on these veterans, honoring those who served for us.

The homecoming ceremony is electric with live big band music and patriotic tunes, Bucky Badger firing up the crowd, an honor guard and Uncle Sam — they along with many friends and family are all ready to welcome our vets back home. The plane lands at 9:15 PM but we recommend getting there at least an hour before that to get in place.

Join us in greeting our vets as they come down the escalator in the airport to a cheering crowd welcoming them home. WHY is the welcome home such a big deal? Very few of these soldiers got the big ticker tape welcome home parade that we see in the old movies. Most were shipped from station to station during their discharge process and it took several weeks. This is the chance we all get to thank them for taking so much time out of their lives to defend us. It is an experience you will never forget!

For those attending the Welcome Home Celebration:
- We suggest you get there by 7:45 PM AND THE EVENT WILL LAST ABOUT 3 HOURS.
- Dane County Airport will charge for parking.
- Please do not bring chairs. We will provide chairs for those who need them.
- There will a sign making area
- BHF merchandise will be available for purchase.
- You will have a chance to fill out a Mail Call postcard. BHF sends these postcards to our WI National Guardsmen who are deployed overseas or assigned at home.
This event will also be live streamed on our facebook page!
If you wish to volunteer for the event we will put a link to the sign up into this event's discussion section about two weeks prior to the event.
For more information on Badger Honor Flight, including how to apply, go to or contact us at