WALDEN, N.Y. (July 16, 2021) — Hudson Valley Honor Flight (HVHF) is thrilled to announce that it will be resuming flights to Washington, D.C. this fall. Flights are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 and Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. All participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Oct. 9 flight will depart from New York Stewart International Airport and the Nov. 6 flight will depart from Westchester County Airport. Applications 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.
“We are beyond excited to get back to our mission of honoring our Hudson Valley veterans with the flight of a lifetime,” said HVHF Chairman Frank Kimler. “For safety purposes, Hudson Valley Honor Flight is following guidance from the National Honor Flight Network requiring all flight participants to be vaccinated for flights this fall.”
“We thank our many veterans who have been waiting patiently for their opportunity to take part in the Honor Flight experience,” said Jennifer DeFrancesco, HVHF Executive Director. “We are anxiously preparing for these two upcoming flights and couldn’t be more excited to welcome them back!”
HVHF provides a once-in-a-lifetime flight to Washington, D.C., where veterans are transported around the city by bus to visit 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 $400.
For more information, 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.