Area WWII and Korean War veterans invited to apply
WALDEN, N.Y. (Aug. 9, 2019) — Hudson Valley Honor Flight is seeking veterans for its fall flight taking place on Saturday, October 12.
The October flight will depart from New York Stewart International Airport in New Windsor and will take veterans on an all-expenses 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 tour and fly back to NY that evening.
All area World War II, Korean War and Cold War veterans from the following counties who have not previously taken part in a Hudson Valley Honor Flight are eligible to participate: Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Westchester, Rockland, Sullivan, Putnam, Pike (Pa.), Bergen (N.J.), and Fairfield (Conn.). In addition, veterans who served in the time between World War II and the Korean War are eligible to participate. Vietnam era veterans are also invited to apply for future flights. Applications can be found online at www.hvhonorflight.com.
“Our fall flight is just around the corner and we still have seats to fill,” said Chairman Frank Kimler. “We’re seeking veterans to join us for an unforgettable day of reflection, thanks, lots of laughs and maybe a few surprises along the way. We know they’re out there! We consider it a privilege to escort our heroes on this trip to our nation’s capitol. Thank you once again to ShopRite for their generosity in supporting our missions.”
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.