Hudson Valley Honor Flight takes off April 13 with 83 veterans, including 108-year-old New Windsor barber
World’s oldest barber among veterans from 13 counties
WALDEN, N.Y. (March 28, 2019) — Anthony Mancinelli, 108-year-old barber and WWII Veteran from New Windsor, will be flying to Washington D.C. with 82 of his fellow veterans on Saturday, April 13th on Hudson Valley Honor Flight’s Mission 22.
The April 13th flight will depart from New York Stewart International Airport in New Windsor taking veterans on an all-expense paid trip to visit our nation’s war memorials. Veterans will travel by a police escorted bus convoy while in D.C. for the daylong trip and return to NY that evening.
Veterans from 13 different tri-state area counties are in store for the trip of a lifetime. Among them are veterans of WWII, Post WWII, Korean War, Post Korean War, Vietnam and Desert Storm.
“We are continually amazed by the real life stories of the veterans who sign up for Honor Flight. Mr. Mancinelli’s story is one of many. We are so fortunate to have 14 veterans from WWII participating in this flight and with veterans from the Korean War, Vietnam and Desert Storm as well, this flight truly bridges many generations,” said Chairman Frank Kimler. “We are so grateful to ShopRite Supermarkets for their dedication and generosity. We couldn’t do this without their support,” said Executive Director Jennifer DeFrancesco.
Hudson Valley Honor Flight (HVHF) is a local nonprofit based in Walden which honors Hudson Valley area 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 the local hub of the National Honor Flight Network, which has more than 100 independent non-profit “hubs” nationwide.
HVHF is currently seeking sponsorship for future 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.
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.