'Honor Flight' seeks veterans for 21st D.C. trip

Aug 13 2018 | 12:07 PM

WALDEN — Hudson Valley Honor Flight is still seeking veterans for its 21st mission taking place on Saturday, Oct. 6.
The flight will depart Stewart International Airport in New Windsor taking veterans on an all-expense paid trip to visit our nation’s war memorials. Veterans will travel by police-escorted bus convoy while in D.C. for the daylong trip.
It is scheduled to return around 7:45 p.m. the same day.
All area World War II and Korean 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.
Applications can be found online at www.hvhonorflight.com.
“We are so excited to honor our veterans on October 6th,” said Chairman Frank Kimler. “Mission 21 is filling up fast but we still have some seats available and we are seeking veterans to join us for this unforgettable day. We know they’re out there! We are so grateful to ShopRite for their continued generosity and support of all of our missions. It’s such an honor for us and our volunteers to escort our heroes on this trip to our nation’s capital.”
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: http://hvhonorflight.com.