Rob Callahan is a man on a mission. When you talk with this soft-spoken resident of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, you get a sense of the commitment he has to his patriotic program, HonorTour. He’s a man who isn’t afraid to ask airline executives, prominent politicians and legislators, and anyone else he encounters for help or assistance with his cause.
HonorTour carries World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials there to our veterans of many wars, among them World War II. As this generation of heroes approaches extinction, Callahan works feverishly to see that any veteran of that war who wants to visit the veterans’ memorials is able to do so at no expense.
“I am retired from the U.S. Air Force,” said Callahan, founder and president of HonorTour. “My dad is retired from the U.S. Army, and my son currently serves with the U.S. Marines. Honor Tour is a Christian organization that consists of me; my wife, Donna; and my co-worker, Tucker Davis. Its purpose is to honor the service and sacrifice of our veterans. Currently, we do this by taking WWII veterans to Washington, D.C., on a three-day, two-night, all-expense-paid trip to see their WWII Memorial, a memorial they waited almost 60 years for.”
Callahan will present a program at the Going On Faith conference in Richmond, Virginia, on HonorTour that is one of the most moving programs you will ever witness. It is an honor just to watch it.
“We’ve completed nine trips thus far, and we’ll do our 10th this Oct.7-8,” said Callahan. “Many veterans say this has been the best trip of their lives and that they feel like a movie star. For three days, they are constantly thanked everywhere they go by old and young alike.”
In addition to the WWII Memorial, these veterans see Arlington National Cemetery, the White House, the Capitol, the Pentagon and other sites. From Poplar Bluff to the St. Louis Lambert Airport, a three-hour drive by coach, they are escorted by the Patriot Guard Motorcycle Riders and the Missouri State Police.
Join us in Richmond Aug. 23-25 for the Going On Faith Conference and Rob Callahan’s moving presentation on HonorTour. Contact Teresa Burton at 330-332-3841, or visit www.gofconference.com.
For more information on HonorTour, contact Callahan at:
P.O. Box 694
Poplar Bluff, MO 63902