Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Honor Flight announces spring schedule and invites veterans

WALDEN - Walden-based Hudson Valley Honor Flight has announced its Spring 2017 Washington, D.C. flight schedule and is inviting Hudson Valley veterans to participate.

Two flights will take veterans to visit the nation's war memorials on daylong trips.

The first, called Mission 15, is scheduled for April 8 from Stewart International Airport in Newburgh.

Mission 16, which is May 20, leaves from Westchester County Airport in White Plains.

Hudson Valley Honor Flight (HVHF) is a nonprofit organization honoring American 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 a local hub of the National Honor Flight Network, which has more than 100 independent nonprofit "hubs" nationwide.

Each veteran is accompanied by a volunteer personal "guardian" who is responsible for ensuring that the veteran's trip is a memorable one. Guardians are responsible for covering the cost of their own trip.

"There are thousands of area veterans who deserve to be honored for their sacrifice to our country," said Board Chairman Frank Kimler. "We are hopeful they, their families or friends will contact us and let us know of their interest. The region's veteran's organizations have been tremendously helpful in getting the word out and we're again asking for their assistance to give us names of veterans who would like to make this trip."

HVHF serves veterans from Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Westchester, Rockland, Sullivan and Putnam counties in addition to Pike County, Pa., Bergen County, N.J. and Fairfield County, Conn. Veterans from other surrounding counties are also considered.

To learn more, or reserve a place, go to hvhonorflight.com.

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