Area WWII, Korean War, Cold War and Vietnam veterans invited to apply
WALDEN, N.Y. (Jan. 22, 2020) — Hudson Valley Honor Flight is seeking veterans for its two spring flights taking place on Saturday, May 2 and Saturday, May 30.
The May 2 flight will depart from New York Stewart International Airport and the May 30 flight will depart from Westchester County Airport. Flights take veterans on an all-expenses paid trip to visit our nation’s war memorials in Washington D.C. Veterans will travel in comfort and safety aboard a fleet of chartered deluxe buses while in D.C. for the daylong tour and fly back to New York that evening.
All area World War II, Korean War, Cold War and Vietnam 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. Currently, Vietnam veteran applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Applications can be found online at www.hvhonorflight.com.
“We are looking forward to a busy spring of honoring our American heroes and excited to fill seats for both of our upcoming flights,” said Chairman Frank Kimler. “We’re seeking veterans to join us for a wonderful day of honor, reflection, thanks, lots of laughs and maybe a few surprises along the way. With ShopRite’s generous support, we are hoping to fill every seat of these two planes and are currently planning our itinerary.”
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.