Hudson Valley Honor Flight Departs from Westchester Airport this Saturday, Nov. 5; Lunch of Honor Returns Dec. 4
WALDEN, N.Y. (Nov. 1, 2022) — Hudson Valley Honor Flight (HVHF) will fly area military veterans to Washington, D.C., this Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022 from Westchester County Airport. Its most recent flight took place on Oct. 8, 2022. HVHF is also pleased to announce that its Lunch of Honor is returning on Dec. 4, 2022 after a three-year hiatus.
The Nov. 5 flight will transport 65 local veterans. Friends, family and patriots are encouraged to attend the morning send-off ceremony at Hangar D, 174A Airport Road, West Harrison, N.Y., starting at 7 a.m. The flight will return at 8:30 p.m. to the main terminal, where a welcome-home reception will take place.
The Oct. 8 flight, which departed from New York Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, was HVHF’s most recent flight. The flight, Mission 27, provided a full day of honor, reflection and thanks for 80 Hudson Valley veterans.
HVHF’s Lunch of Honor returns Dec. 4, 2022 to Resorts World Catskills. The annual event, on hiatus for the last three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closing of Anthony’s Pier 9 restaurant in Newburgh, provides a formal lunch, live music and dancing for local veterans, friends, family and supporters. All are welcome to attend. HVHF veteran alumni attend for free. For more information, please visit hvhonorflight.com/lunch.
Thanks to the generosity of ShopRite and many other donors and volunteers HVHF was able to provide four flights in 2022. Applications for future flights can be found at hvhonorflight.com/how-to-participate. Priority is given to World War II and Korean War veterans; however, all veterans who have not yet participated in an Honor Flight are encouraged to apply.
HVHF provides a once-in-a-lifetime flight to Washington, D.C., where veterans are transported around the district by bus to visit the various war memorials, attend a dinner in their honor and then return home. Each veteran is escorted by a personal guardian and the HVHF flight team for the day-long trip. Honored veterans fly free! Guardians pay a fee of $500.
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 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 veterans of the Greatest Generation, that of WWII, followed by veterans of the Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam and all terminally ill veterans. Applications are kept on file. For more information, visit hvhonorflight.com.