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

Beth Vought

Marty Purdy
Veteran Coordinator

Bonnie Neucall


Jennifer DeFrancesco
Executive Director

Board of Directors

Fred Abatangelo
Peggy Broccoli
Richard Calbo
Chester Edwards
Gail Goodson

Kevin Green
Bill Kirnan
James Kulisek
Patricia Maher
Rebecca Maher
Dan O’Brien

Marianne Schmidt
Bill Sestrom
Bill Skennion
Mike Snyder
Thomas Walraven