In the summer of 2009 IHF Chairman Grant Thompson was unaware of the Honor Flight program when he had arranged a flight for his wife’s Great Uncle Marvin, a WWII veteran and survivor of the Battle of the Bulge to see the newly constructed World War II Memorial. It was just the two men, no charter buses, matching shirts or fanfare but nonetheless it was a life-changing event for both men. It was then that Grant and his wife Tammy decided that this experience must be shared with as many Indiana based veterans as possible, after some searcing online they learned of the Honor Flight Network.
Starting in a very similar, small way the Honor Flight Network was founded in 2005 by a doctor from Ohio. The first flight consisted of six small planes carrying 12 Veterans to DC. At the close of the 2013 flying season, the network includes over 100 hubs across the country and has flown well over 100,000 Veterans to DC at no cost to them! Indy Honor Flight is proud to be just one of the hubs in this wonderful organization.
With a group of dedicated volunteers we are organized, energetic and ready to make the dreams of so many deserving Veterans a reality. We encourage you to get involved now!