Onboard will be the 1,000th World War II veteran to participate in a Hudson Valley Honor Flight
This Saturday flight, dubbed Mission 14, will depart out of Westchester County Airport in White Plains at 7:30 a.m.
On board on this flight will be HVHF’s 1,000th World War II veteran. The exact name of this person is being kept confidential to ensure all World War II veterans onboard are equally recognized for the military contributions.
Mission 14’s passenger manifest will have 60 World War II and three Korean War veterans, including three women and one former prisoner of war.
Hudson Valley Honor Flight (HVHF) is a nonprofit organization honoring American veterans for all their sacrifices by bringing them to Washington, D.C. to visit their respective war memorials at no cost to them. HVHF is also a local hub of the National Honor Flight Network, which has over 100 independent non-profit “hubs” nationwide.
Each veteran is accompanied by a volunteer, personal “guardian” who is responsible for ensuring that veteran’s trip is a memorable one. Guardians are responsible for covering the cost of their trip.
HVHF serves veterans from Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Westchester, Rockland, Sullivan and Putnam counties in addition to Pike County, Pa., Bergen County, N.J. and Fairfield County, Conn. Veterans from other surrounding counties are also considered.
To learn more, or reserve a place, call 845-391-0076 or visit: http://hvhonorflight.com.
ABOUT HUDSON VALLEY HONOR FLIGHT
Hudson Valley Honor Flight (HVHF) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization which “Honors American Veterans” for all their sacrifices. HVHF transports these heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials at no cost to them. It is the local hub of the National Honor Flight Network (which consists of more than 100 independent non-profit “hubs” across America). HVHF flies multiple times a year out of Stewart International Airport and Westchester County Airport. It serves veterans from the following counties: Orange (N.Y.), Ulster (N.Y.), Dutchess (N.Y.), Westchester (N.Y.), Rockland (N.Y.), Sullivan (N.Y.), Putnam (N.Y.), Pike (Pa.), Bergen (N.J.), and Fairfield (Conn.). Veterans from other surrounding counties are considered as well. Top priority is given to those of the Greatest Generation, that of World War II, and terminally ill veterans from other wars. HVHF plans to take ALL veterans from other wars on future flights. Applications are kept on file. For more information, visit http://hvhonorflight.com