Hudson Valley Honor Flight Seeks Veterans and Guardians for Spring 2023 Flights from Stewart and Westchester Airports
WALDEN, N.Y. (Feb. 15, 2022) — Hudson Valley Honor Flight (HVHF) is seeking area veterans and guardians to take part in two flights this spring. Flights are scheduled for Saturday, April 15, 2023 out of New York Stewart International Airport and Saturday, May 20, 2023 out of Westchester County Airport.
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. Applications can be found at hvhonorflight.com/veterans. The Honor Flight experience is one that veterans are sure to never forget. No matter your role during your service, if you’re a veteran, you’re eligible. Honored veterans fly free!
In addition to veterans, HVHF is seeking guardians to accompany participating veterans. It is not required that guardians have any history of military service. It is recommended that each guardian be at least one generation younger than the veteran he or she accompanies. To help fund each flight, guardians pay a fee of $500. Please visit hvhonorflight.com/guardians.
“We have two planes to fill with deserving veterans! We are anxiously seeking local veterans to take part in the Honor Flight experience with us this spring,” said Jennifer DeFrancesco, HVHF Executive Director. “If you are a veteran from the Hudson Valley area, or know one that would like to participate, we want to hear from you.”
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.
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.