Community is invited to be part of send-off efforts which begin at 7 a.m. at Stewart International Airport
WALDEN, N.Y. (Oct. 30, 2017) — Hudson Valley Honor Flight’s “Mission 18” will take 86 area veterans to Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Nov. 4.
The flight will depart Stewart International Airport in Newburgh taking veterans on an all-expense paid trip to visit the nation’s war memorials on the daylong trip. It is scheduled to return around 8:30 p.m. that same day.
On board this 18th Honor Flight will be 10 World War II veterans, 74 Korean War veterans and two Vietnam veterans. Each is accompanied by a volunteer personal “guardian” who is responsible for ensuring that the veteran’s trip is a memorable one.
This is Hudson Valley Honor Flight’s final flight of 2017.
“ShopRite Supermarkets was there for our first flight, and six years later they are still our major sponsor,” said Executive Director Jennifer DeFrancesco. “We are so grateful for the generosity and support we receive from ShopRite, which allows us to continue to honor our communities’ veterans.”
“It’s going to be another great day for these revered men who served our nation with such distinction,” said Board Chairman Frank Kimler. “It’s an honor for us, and those who support Hudson Valley Honor Flight, to give them this gift of seeing the war memorials that honor their service. Please come out to either send them off or welcome them back from this wonderful trip. It’s an experience you will not forget.”
Hudson Valley Honor Flight (HVHF) is a local nonprofit based in Walden which honors Hudson Valley 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 more than 100 independent non-profit “hubs” nationwide.
HVHF is currently seeking sponsorship for 2018 missions, as there are many worthy and eligible veterans and HVHF wants to continue honoring them. To learn more, call 845-391-0076 or visit: hvhonorflight.com.
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 always considered.
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 hvhonorflight.com.