About Us

Honoring American Veterans

About Hudson Valley Honor Flight

Hudson Valley Honor Flight (HVHF) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization which “Honors American Veterans” for all their sacrifices. We transport these heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials at no cost to them.

We are a local hub of the National Honor Flight Network (which consists of over 100 independent non-profit “hubs” across America).

Hudson Valley Honor Flight flies multiple times a year out of Stewart International Airport & Westchester County Airport. HVHF serves veterans from the following counties: Orange (NY), Ulster (NY), Dutchess (NY), Westchester (NY), Rockland (NY), Sullivan (NY), Putnam (NY), Pike (PA), Bergen (NJ), and Fairfield (CT). Veterans from other surrounding counties will be 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. We plan to take ALL veterans from other wars on future flights.

Now is the time to express our thanks to these brave men and women.


Frank Kimler

Carol Smith
Vice Chair

Monica Waite

Rebecca Maher


Jennifer DeFrancesco
Executive Director

Board of Directors

Heather Bell
Peggy Broccoli
Martin Butcher
Richard Calbo

Chester Edwards
Kevin Green
Patricia Maher
Marianne Schmidt

Bill Sestrom
Mike Snyder
Thomas Walraven