Hudson Valley Honor Flight opens headquarters
WALDEN — The Hudson Valley Honor Flight established its headquarters in Walden after 23 missions to Washington, D.C. with veterans from World War II and the Korean War.
This opening comes as the organization will launch its 24th flight on October 12, which will feature Vietnam War veterans for the first time.
The headquarters will be located in a building owned by accountant Ray Lustig, whose father was a World War II veteran.
Board chairman Frank Kimler spoke to the significance of the flights for the thousands of veterans who have taken them.
“Honor Flight is about all of us, and there are no better patriots than those in the Hudson Valley,” he said. “The success of honor flight is a testament to our community. It’s always been about all of us pulling together to honor our most treasured neighbors.”