October 2021 Newsletter


Chairman’s Corner

Greetings to all!

I hope this message finds everyone safe and healthy as we head into fall. The cooler temperatures and the soon to be changing leaves are welcome to some and not appreciated by others! Regardless of your take on the change of seasons, we hope you are doing well.

We had a very good fall with several successful fundraisers and outdoor gatherings such as the Avon Cruise-in. We very much appreciate the businesses and individuals who have been so loyal with their support even while we are grounded. We are hoping for an uninterrupted flight season in 2022 and the
monies raised will be put to very good use. As most of you know, we are 100% donation funded, we do not receive any government assistance. The majority of our funds comes from individuals just like you, who support us because they see the value of our service to our Hoosier heroes. Our 100% unpaid volunteer staff work diligently to address all aspects of our mission. We believe in what we do and work hard to keep our expenses to a minimum. We have no office; we work from our kitchen tables. Our equipment is stored in donated space at a local business. We believe every dollar possible should go to making our events as enjoyable for those who have served our country.

Today’s world seems so disjointed, and we see so much drama from various sides. We are in no way a political organization. We are dedicated to honoring men and women who served during wartime in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. That is our purpose, and we hope you join us in avoiding the politics of the
day to stay focused on our mission.

As we have shared before, we look forward to sharing the story of Indy Honor Flight and have recently visited several recent groups to do just that. If you know of a group who would like to host one of us to come and share, please send us an email: Info@indyhonorflight.org or call us at 317-559-1600.

The other favor I will request is for everyone to keep your information with us up-to-date. Whether a change of address, phone number or, sadly, a death, it is very important for us to have current information. We currently have over 1100 Veterans on our waiting list and have flown over 2700. We also have over 400 registered Volunteers. All of these fine folks are kept in a secure database so we can contact them when needed for an event or, hopefully soon, a flight. Please use the contact information above to keep us current. As a reminder, our website is available 24/7 and you can access our applications, FAQ page or donate securely there: WWW.IndyHonorFlight.org

Yes, we are actively seeking any eligible Veteran to apply, our mission has been paused, not stopped. Please reach out to those you know who have served and encourage them to apply. We love our Veterans!

Here is to looking forward to a better 2022! Please stay safe and healthy.

In service,

Dale True
Indy Honor Flight Chairman

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON HOW TO SIGN UP FOR THE COVID VACCINE

Click on the “click here to find a vaccination site and register” and it will show you the entire state of locations. Click on the locations closest to you. If you do not have a computer, call 211 from any phone and someone will be able to assist you. Please remember, the vaccine requires two doses and you do not have the best level of protection until two (2) weeks after your second dose. Indy Honor Flights’ medics and medical associates are strongly recommending our most at risk folks get the vaccine as soon as possible!


FUNDRAISER ALERT!!!!!

We are now registered with Kroger as a non-profit so you can donate through your Kroger points account! Directions on how to sign up are below. Please let us know if you have any questions. You can call us at 317-559-1600 or email at Info@IndyHonorFlight.org

To Use the Kroger Community Rewards Program:
Visit http://www.kroger.com.
Once logged into your Kroger account you can search for INDY HONOR FLIGHT INC either by name or DB250 and then click Enroll.

New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.

*Customers must have a registered Kroger rewards card account to link to your organization.
*If a member does not yet have a Kroger rewards card, please let them know they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger

REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your organization until after your participants register their rewards card.

Participants must swipe their registered Kroger rewards card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger rewards card when shopping for each purchase to count.


S’more, S’more and S’more!

It’s fall and that means hoodies, falling leaves, bonfires and S’mores! We asked some of our volunteers what they like with their S’mores and here is what they said:

Jeanne H – Graham crackers, Nutella, marshmallow and peanut butter

Jennifer H – Graham crackers, burnt marshmallow and chocolate

Stephanie G. – Fudge round cookies and marshmallows

Karen and Wayne S – with a grandchild or two or ten and they like theirs with graham crackers, chocolate on their faces and marshmallows

Maria L – Fudge Stripped cookies and marshmallows.

Angela B – Fudge covered graham cracker cookies and marshmallows.

Amy P – Graham cracker, peeps and Hersey’s chocolate. Roasted peeps are amazing…but so rich I can eat one a year!

Kelly H – Graham crackers warmed by the fire, slightly burnt marshmallow, peanut butter and chocolate. Yum!

Dale T – The normal way. Graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows.

Alisha N – Substitute a reece’s cup for the hershey bar!!

Leesa N – Graham cracker, Hershey bar, and toasted marshmallows.

We think they are all good recipes and best served around a fire with friends and family reminiscing about good times and loved ones! We hope you all find some time to enjoy a S’more or two around a bonfire this fall!


Laughter is the best Medicine!


Shop Amazon and help IHF!

Too cold, wet or windy to hit the local Mall or Super Center? Amazon has you covered!!

Whether it’s Halloween costumes, fall essentials or an early start on that Christmas list you can shop Amazon for all your needs and help us fly our Veterans!

Just shop Amazon Smile and they will donate a percentage of your purchase to us!!! Sign up for Amazon Smile and select Indy Honor Flight as the charity you support, that is all there is to it!

smile.amazon.com


IHF Out and About in 2021

  • All Monthly Meals Postponed
  • TENTATIVE – Flight #33 TBD

We aren’t going anywhere just taking all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe!

We look forward to the time when we can be together again and get back to giving out those free hugs!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Links below.

June 2021 Newsletter


Chairman’s Corner

Greetings to all IHF Veterans, volunteers and supporters!

The big news we have to share is the National Honor Flight Network has set mid-August as a “return to flight status” date! We have been grounded since March of 2020 and as a result we have missed several flights. This is very good news, and we are excited to begin to plan for our return to the air. This is a welcome first step and our local board is determined to provide the very best flight experience.

There are a host of details we still have to manage and some speedbumps we need to work around before we can fly. As many of you know, our process differs from many of the other Honor Flight hubs around the country. Many hubs meet at the airport, assign guardians and then on their return, the Homecoming is held at the airport. We do things quite differently and feel our version offers a better experience for our heroes. We want all future Veterans to have the same wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime experience as the previous 2,700 we have flown.

As an example of some of the issues we face, currently our normal base of operations, Plainfield High School, is not allowing outside groups into the school. There are also restrictions still in place in Washington, D.C. that we feel would hamper the “normal” way we want to honor our Veterans. There are many other smaller issues that remain, but the vaccination requirement for all flight staff, Guardians and Veterans will remain for any flight in 2021.

We will continue to monitor the ever-changing restrictions and we are working hard to figure out how to properly honor our Hoosier heroes. We will be sure to post changes and further information on our FaceBook page as we continue to plan. We will be flying, but we want to do it right!

In the meantime, we have been blessed to have several events and fundraisers recently. It is awesome to be able to visit with our Veterans and supporters in person. We will continue to share these events as they come up and encourage everyone to participate. It means so much to IHF to have this terrific base of businesses, civic groups and individuals who are loyal supporters of our mission. Thank you!

Just a reminder, if your address or phone number has changed, please send us a note at Info@indyhonorflight.org or call our phone number ; 317-559-1600, so we can keep our contact information up to date. We appreciate it very much!

Enjoy the summer weather and stay healthy and safe!

In service,

Dale True, IHF Chairman

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON HOW TO SIGN UP FOR THE COVID VACCINE

Click on the “click here to find a vaccination site and register” and it will show you the entire state of locations. Click on the locations closest to you. If you do not have a computer, call 211 from any phone and someone will be able to assist you. Please remember, the vaccine requires two doses and you do not have the best level of protection until two (2) weeks after your second dose. Indy Honor Flights’ medics and medical associates are strongly recommending our most at risk folks get the vaccine as soon as possible!


Whose ready for the Cruise In?

Our friends at the Avon IN Summer Cruise In will be back in operation starting Saturday May 1st!!! Gathering at the Avon Lowes Parking lot every Saturday from 6pm to 9pm until the end of September. Come join us and snag one of these awesome shirts! Address in the events section below.GRILL RAFFLE!!! Come out between now and July 3rd and buy your ticket for a chance at an amazing new Grill donated by Lowes! Look for an email with more details coming soon!

From the Avon IN Cruise IN:

In response to the overwhelming demand, we will be featuring the all new Avon Summer Cruise-In T-Shirt this season. This was a collaboration effort with Indy Honor Flight and, as always, the proceeds from sales of this one of a kind, beautiful, unrivaled shirt will go right back to Indy Honor Flight. Shirts will be available to purchase at our first cruise-in this year (May 1st) and at every cruise-in thereafter. Sizes M-XL = $20.
2X, 3X and 4X = $21
Be one of the very first to rep your favorite Saturday summertime hangout with your very own Avon Summer Cruise-In T-shirt and help a great cause while doing it.

*as always, prices subject to change due to supplier costs*


Laughter is the best Medicine!


Shop Amazon and help IHF!

Let’s get Outside!Be honest ladies, you have whispered this to the Heavens a time or two haven’t you?

Did you know when you shop Amazon for your summer time or holiday needs you can help us fly our heroes too? Just shop Amazon Smile and they will donate a percentage of your purchase to us!!! Sign up for Amazon Smile and select Indy Honor Flight as the charity you support, that is all there is to it!

smile.amazon.com


We Hope You Will Join Us on July 20th in Trafalgar IN

Where: 3039 W 300 S
Trafalgar INWhen: July 20, 2021 from 11AM to 8PM

What: A Call to Honor The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Replica


IHF Out and About in 2021

  • All Monthly Meals Postponed
  • Avon Summer Cruise In Every Saturday, 6pm Avon Lowes parking Lot.
    • 7893 East U.S. Highway 36
      Avon, IN 46123
  • July 3rd Spirit of 45 4th of July Parade – Martinsville IN
  • July 20th Tomb of the Unknowns Replica; Trafalgar IN
  • TENTATIVE – Flight #33 TBD

We aren’t going anywhere just taking all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe!

We look forward to the time when we can be together again and get back to giving out those free hugs!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Links below.

April 2021 Newsletter


Chairman’s Corner

Greetings and Happy Spring to All!

We hope this note finds all of you happy to have most of the cold weather behind us (but it is still Indiana and they are playing Basketball, so…)!

We are very happy to hear from so many of you who have been able to be vaccinated and to see the overall numbers looking better. As of this writing anyone age 16 or over is now eligible for the vaccine! We have been watching all of the progress very closely and we are proud of the way Indiana has handled the process. We are in better shape than several other states. Please continue to wear your masks when you are out from just your family, safe is better than sorry, regardless of your vaccination status. Please remember your vaccine is not at full value until two (2) weeks after your second shot (for those taking Moderna or Pfizer). We still have a ways to go for everyone to be safe.

Some other good news is some of activities are getting close to be able to enjoy. One important event we are very excited about is the dedication of the Gold Star Families Memorial in Indianapolis on Saturday, May 1st at 1:30PM. They memorial will be placed on the Southwest corner of North Pennsylvania and St. Clair Streets. You can learn more about the memorial along with a look at the finished memorial concept on the website: www.hwwmohf.org.

On Saturday, May 15th, from 10:00am to 7:00pm a reduced scale replica of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will be on display at the Elks Lodge, 223 E 3rd St in Rushville, IN. If you have not seen the Tomb in person or are unable to travel to D.C, this is a wonderful opportunity. We have visited the Tomb on every one of our flights and I can attest it never grows old. I get a chill every time I see it.

As we already shared, the Avon Cruise-In will also begin its summer run on Saturday May 1st! at 6pm. The Hales have been staunch supporters of the Indy Honor Flight and all proceeds from the event’s 50-50 drawing, shirt sales, etc. go to IHF. The show is free to attend and draws a great crowd of car folks every Saturday evening! We always like to thank the Avon Lowes for donating the use of their parking lot for the event, it is much appreciated! We hope to see you at 7893 E US Hwy 36, in Avon, IN.

While we are still officially grounded through the end of August as of this writing, we continue to honor our Veterans in any way we safely can. We are still accepting applications for Veterans, Guardians and Volunteers and we will happily take your donations so we will all be VERY ready to fly when we get the go signal! As a reminder, please let us know if you have moved, changed your phone number, etc. by sending us an EMAIL to Info@indyHonorFlight.org. If you do not have computer access, please call us at 317-559-1600 and a Volunteer will take your information. Having updated information really helps us help our Veterans!

The Honor Flight Mission is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for those who have served us in wartime. We are privileged to have this opportunity to honor these Veterans and we take every opportunity to do so. Please follow us on FaceBook for updates!

Meanwhile, please take the time to thank any Veteran you come into contact with and always watch for those “magic hats” worn by these heroes. Your “thank you for your service” or “welcome home” means a lot to these heroes. Stay safe!

Dale True, IHF Chairman

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON HOW TO SIGN UP FOR THE COVID VACCINE

Click on the “click here to find a vaccination site and register” and it will show you the entire state of locations. Click on the locations closest to you. If you do not have a computer, call 211 from any phone and someone will be able to assist you. Please remember, the vaccine requires two doses and you do not have the best level of protection until two (2) weeks after your second dose. Indy Honor Flights’ medics and medical associates are strongly recommending our most at risk folks get the vaccine as soon as possible!


Whose ready for the Cruise In?

Our friends at the Avon IN Summer Cruise In will be back in operation starting Saturday May 1st!!! Gathering at the Avon Lowes Parking lot every Saturday from 6pm to 9pm until the end of September. Come join us and snag one of these awesome shirts! Address in the events section below.

From the Avon IN Cruise IN:

In response to the overwhelming demand, we will be featuring the all new Avon Summer Cruise-In T-Shirt this season. This was a collaboration effort with Indy Honor Flight and, as always, the proceeds from sales of this one of a kind, beautiful, unrivaled shirt will go right back to Indy Honor Flight. Shirts will be available to purchase at our first cruise-in this year (May 1st) and at every cruise-in thereafter. Sizes M-XL = $20.
2X, 3X and 4X = $21
Be one of the very first to rep your favorite Saturday summertime hangout with your very own Avon Summer Cruise-In T-shirt and help a great cause while doing it.

*as always, prices subject to change due to supplier costs*


Laughter is the best Medicine!


Discharge papers – How to keep them safe or get copies

Often times we received phone calls from a veteran’s family looking for their discharge papers for burial benefits. Trying to track down important documents while preparing for the funeral of your loved on is hard.

We have a few tips to help ease the difficulty during that time.

  • Keep your DD214 and other important papers in a safe place at home and tell your loved ones where they are.
  • Do not keep them in a safe deposit box at the bank as obtaining those documents after the passing of a loved is difficult.
  • If you do not have the discharge documents needed you can reach out to your county Veterans Affairs Officer for assistance. Be as specific as you can about their service, even the smallest detail can help.
  • Veterans please please please share your story with your family. Tiny details of your service can be an asset when/if they have to track down your discharge papers.
  • The website for the State of Indiana is:
    https://www.in.gov.dva/locate-your-cvso/

This gives you an interactive map to find the information for all counties in the state!

A few around the Indy area are:

Marion County 317-327-8387
Hancock Count 317-462-8767
Hendricks County 317-745-9239
Hamilton County 317-776-9610
Monroe County 812-349-2537
Morgan County 765-349-5505
Madison County 765-641-9651
Boone County 765-483-4480
Johnson County 317-346-4563
Shelby County 317-392-2140


Shop Amazon and help IHF!

Let’s get Outside!

Anyone else dog go crazy when that Amazon truck pulls up?

Did you know when you shop Amazon for your spring time outdoor or pet needs you can help us fly our heroes too? Just shop Amazon Smile and they will donate a percentage of your purchase to us!!! Sign up for Amazon Smile and select Indy Honor Flight as the charity you support, that is all there is to it!

smile.amazon.com


Gold Star Families Memorial Dedication – May 1, 2021

Please join us Saturday May 1st for the Dedication of the Indiana Gold Star Families Memorial. The event starts at 1:30pm downtown Indianapolis (address listed below).

Hershel Woody Williams is the special guest speaker. We at IHF feel strongly about supporting our Gold Star Families and we hope to see you there.

760 N. Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis IN 46204

Please click here for more information about the memorial and the event.


IHF Out and About in 2021

  • All Monthly Meals Postponed
  • Avon Summer Cruise In May 1st, 6pm Avon Lowes parking Lot.
    • 7893 East U.S. Highway 36
    • Avon, IN 46123
  • Dedication of the Indiana Gold Star Families Memorial May 1st, 1:30pm
    • 760 N. Pennsylvania Street
    • Indpls, IN 46204
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier display May 15th
    • The Elks Lodge, 223 E 3rd St in Rushville, IN.
    • 10:00am to 7:00pm
  • TENTATIVE – Flight #33 TBD

We aren’t going anywhere just taking all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe!

We look forward to the time when we can be together again and get back to giving out those free hugs!

March 2021 Newsletter

Chairman’s Corner

Greetings to all of our Veterans, family and supporters!

We are just days away from Spring and things are looking better! As of the time of this writing the State of Indiana is allowing those age 50 and older to be vaccinated. This age adjustment clearly covers all of our eligible Veterans, many of their family members and our wonderful volunteers. Our hope is as the numbers of protected persons increase, so will our chances of being able to fly again! This news, along with some warmer air and bright sunshine is making everyone feel better.

Our local Board of Directors has been monitoring the local and national events along with staying in contact with the Honor Flight Network for updates. While nothing has officially changed, we are seeing some good indicators of positive results.

One event is still going on as planned; the annual Avon Cruise-In will begin as planned on the first Saturday of May! Since this is an outdoor event, we are able to continue to partner with our good friends the Hales and continue this terrific event for another summer. As an added bonus, new t-shirts will be available for purchase at the event! This event has raised thousands of dollars in donations for Indy Honor Flight and this year is no different. All money raised benefits our ability to find, equip and prepare for our flight of honor. See you at 6 PM, the Lowes parking lot, 7893 E US 36 in Avon. A great opportunity to see some fine cars and safely visit with friends while you support Indy Honor Flight. The Cruise-In is FREE, just like a flight to D.C. for an eligible WWII, Korea or Vietnam wartime Veteran!

The National Honor Flight Network has partnered with the AARP to provide a web-based anti-scam program at 7 PM on March 9th. Please see the information for this important program below. I assure you there are many crooks out there trying to take advantage of all of us every day, so watch and learn how to protect yourself and your family. The program is open to all!

Sadly, IHF lost a good friend recently. Ron Freese, an award-winning model builder and long-time IHF supporter passed away. Many of you recall seeing Ron and a sample of his models at our dinners and reunions. His super-detailed dioramas and various war machines brought back many memories for our Veterans and a way to start many wonderful stories. He was a loving, talented and very patient man. Our condolences to his lovely wife, Deanna, and his children and grand-children.

This is a reminder to all of us to take a moment to enjoy life each day and spend time with our friends and family. Also it serves as a reminder to please help us keep our records updated. If you are aware of a Veteran who has flown with us or is on our waiting list and has moved, changed a phone number/email or, sadly, passed away, please contact us. Our contact information is shown below and is on our website 24 hours a day.

We are still in business; we are accepting Veteran/Guardian/Volunteer applications, all are available on our website. Once we get a release, stand by to see us reaching out to those Veterans who have been patiently waiting! In the meantime, please stay healthy and safe!

Dale True
Chairman, Indy Honor Flight

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON HOW TO SIGN UP FOR THE COVID VACCINE

Click on the “click here to find a vaccination site and register” and it will show you the entire state of locations. Click on the locations closest to you. If you do not have a computer, call 211 from any phone and someone will be able to assist you. Please remember, the vaccine requires two doses and you do not have the best level of protection until two (2) weeks after your second dose. Indy Honor Flights’ medics and medical associates are strongly recommending our most at risk folks get the vaccine as soon as possible!


Whose ready for the Cruise In?

Our friends at the Avon IN Summer Cruise In will be back in operation starting Saturday May 1st!!! Gathering at the Avon Lowes Parking lot every Saturday from 6pm to 9pm until the end of September. Come join us and snag one of these awesome shirts! Address in the events section below.

From the Avon IN Cruise IN:

In response to the overwhelming demand, we will be featuring the all new Avon Summer Cruise-In T-Shirt this season. This was a collaboration effort with Indy Honor Flight and, as always, the proceeds from sales of this one of a kind, beautiful, unrivaled shirt will go right back to Indy Honor Flight. Shirts will be available to purchase at our first cruise-in this year (May 1st) and at every cruise-in thereafter. Sizes M-XL = $20.
2X, 3X and 4X = $21
Be one of the very first to rep your favorite Saturday summertime hangout with your very own Avon Summer Cruise-In T-shirt and help a great cause while doing it.

*as always, prices subject to change due to supplier costs*


Laughter is the best Medicine!


We have our own YouTube Channel!

If your goal this year is to get stronger, have better balance or just all around feel better…we got you covered! Check out our series of exercise videos on our Youtube channel linked below. They are short and sweet and easy to do! We have numbered them so you can do them in order. While they won’t make you look like Arnold Swartzenegger they will help you to go about your day to day a little easier!

Let us know what you think!

Indy Honor Flight YouTube Channel


Shop Amazon and help IHF!

It’s an “add to cart kinda day”!

Did you know when you shop Amazon for your daily needs you can help us fly our heroes too? Just shop Amazon Smile and they will donate a percentage of your purchase to us!!! Sign up for Amazon Smile and select Indy Honor Flight as the charity you support, that is all there is to it!

smile.amazon.com


Spring Bucket Lists IHF Style

We asked some of our amazing volunteers what they were most looking forward to with the coming of Spring. below are their answers:

Edward Valdettaro – A chance to reach out to those who have been isolated for so long. Community building, we have lots of work to do !!

Debbie Nunnally – Getting to open our camper and head out to TN! Fundraising for IHF in May! (details to come soon)

Emily Stephens – Warmer weather and getting outside more. Along with adding to our garden and planting some more veggies this summer.

Danny Shields – I am looking forward to Saturday night car shows and preparing to interview heroes to send to D.C. in the fall (fingers crossed).

Ronda Notter – Celebrating Vera’s 101st birthday. (US TOO RONDA!!!)

Jeanne Haywood – long walks on warm days, and the sun on my face.

Tine Martin – The Avon Summer Cruise In and seeing everyone.

We hope you are thinking of and planning for those activities that will fill your heart up and warm your soul!


IHF Out and About in 2021

  • All Monthly Meals Postponed
  • Avon Summer Cruise In May 1st, 6pm Avon Lowes parking Lot.
    7893 East U.S. Highway 36
    Avon, IN 46123
  • TENTATIVE – Flight #34 November TBD

We aren’t going anywhere just taking all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe!

We look forward to the time when we can be together again and get back to giving out those free hugs!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Links below.

January 2021 Newsletter


Chairman’s Corner

Happy New Year to all!

Everyone with Indy Honor Flight joins me in wishing a not-to-fond farewell to 2020 and bright hopes for 2021. It was a rough year, we have never been grounded before and we have had to adjust to many changes with our operations. We did NOT change one thing; we love and honor our Veterans! Our dedication and desire to honor everyone on our waiting list with their Honor Flight has not slipped, in spite of a global pandemic! We are watching the winds of change closely and we remain hopeful we will be able to fly in 2021.

Speaking of the pandemic, one of the best ways you can help is to be vaccinated. The State of Indiana is working hard to provide more vaccination sites and well over 240,000 Hoosiers over the age of 70 have registered for a vaccination at the time of this message! The shots are free and when I got mine I did not even feel the needle! Please consider getting a vaccination if at all possible. The following website is how you can choose where to go and when:

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON HOW TO SIGN UP FOR THE COVID VACCINE

Click on the “click here to find a vaccination site and register” and it will show you the entire state of locations. Click on the locations closest to you. If you do not have a computer, call 211 from any phone and someone will be able to assist you. Please remember, the vaccine requires two doses and you do not have the best level of protection until two (2) weeks after your second dose. Indy Honor Flights’ medics and medical associates are strongly recommending our most at risk folks get the vaccine as soon as possible!

Our volunteers are taking advantage of this down time to update our records; if you have changed your phone number, address or other contact information, please call us or send an email so we can make sure your information is up-to-date! Our contact information is on our website 24/7 and is also shown below on this newsletter. Sadly, we are also hearing of some of our heroes passing. If you are aware of any of our Veterans reporting for duty above, please let us know so we can make the changes in our records. These types of notices are the only part of this mission we do not enjoy.

If anyone needs a speaker for a group or if any civic or volunteer organization would like to learn more about the Honor Flights, please let us know and we will be very happy to help! We love to tell our story and make more Hoosiers aware of our mission.

Remember there are three other Honor Flight Hubs in Indiana; Lafayette, Fort Wayne and Evansville all have terrific volunteers who do what we do! We always encourage Veterans to fly as close to their home as possible. The surrounding states also have hubs, there are about 125 Honor Flight Hubs across the country!
As we go through the winter months, please use caution on the slippery streets and sidewalks, we don’t want anyone to miss a flight due to a fall. We hope you all stay warm, stay healthy and you get a vaccine! We love you!

In service,
Dale True, IHF Chairman


Attention Veterans that are Freemasons

National Sojourners is the Masonic military veterans order in America. A Past Grand Master of Masons in Indiana was on a recent Indy Honor Flight. Any Freemason who has sworn the military oath is eligible to become a member, whether active duty, retired or reserve.

For more information about becoming a Mason, or about National Sojourners and its subsidiary, Heroes of ’76, contact:

Tom Lewis 918-902-2403 Thomas.lewissr@yahoo.com
711 Creston Point Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46239,
or
Fred Golgart 317-407-2371 fgolgart@gmail.com
655 Crossfield Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46239


Laughter is the best Medicine!


We have our own YouTube Channel!

If your goal this year is to get stronger, have better balance or just all around feel better…we got you covered! Check out our series of exercise videos on our Youtube channel linked below. They are short and sweet and easy to do! We have numbered them so you can do them in order. While they won’t make you look like Arnold Swartzenegger they will help you to go about your day to day a little easier!

Let us know what you think!

Indy Honor Flight YouTube Channel


Shop Amazon and help IHF!

It’s never too soon to start thinking about what to get your sweetheart for Valentines day!

Did you know when you shop Amazon for that perfect something that says “I Love you so!” or your daily needs you can help us fly our heroes too? Just shop Amazon Smile and they will donate a percentage of your purchase to us!!! Sign up for Amazon Smile and select Indy Honor Flight as the charity you support, that is all there is to it!

smile.amazon.com


FREE YOGA CLASS FOR VETERANS!

Dear Veterans,

Get ahead of those New Year’s Resolutions!

We have an amazing opportunity for you! Please join IHF Volunteer Kathy Sheek for a FREE Yoga class. Don’t let the word YOGA scare you, this is a gentle flow class. Anyone can do it!

Benefits

  • Breathing practices for stress reduction, PTSD, depression & anxiety
  • Gentle movement of joints and spine (seated and standing poses)
  • Improved flexibility, mobility, strength, balance & posture
  • Relaxation to end each class

Chair yoga is recommended for veterans, seniors, those recovering from illness or injury and those with limited mobility.

The class is a ZOOM class so you will not need to leave your home. Bonus you may even get to interact with some of you friends you haven’t seen in a while! If you are interested please reach out to Kathy at the email below for more information, just click on her email address to send her an email.

We hope that you take advantage of this class so that when we can be together again, we can do so as a healthier, stronger group!

Contact Kathy Sheek at MKSHEEK@HOTMAIL.COM for more information


IHF Out and About in 2021

  • All Monthly Meals Postponed
  • TENTATIVE – Flight #34 May 22, 2021

We aren’t going anywhere just taking all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe!

We look forward to the time when we can be together again and get back to giving out those free hugs!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Links below.

December 2020 Newsletter


Chairman’s Corner

Merry Christmas to all IHF Veterans, family, volunteers and donors!

At this very special time of year we are very grateful to be able to serve our Hoosier heroes, it means so much to our terrific volunteers to see the smiles and hear the stories of those we serve. Speaking of stories, if you get to spend time with any Veteran, ask about their story. It may take some coaxing to get them to open up, but you will never regret listening. Many Veterans are so humble about their actions, but remember, without their service we would not have the freedom we cherish. It makes no difference how they served; a mechanic in Cleveland, a combat medic in the delta, an LST skipper off of Normandy, all served us with pride and selfless actions.

We remember those we lost, we serve those still with us, we honor all. Our flights and normal activities are still on hold, but we are encouraged by some of the recent developments. We continue to work with our national board of directors to make good, safe decisions for our local actions. We remain available to answer any questions, accept applications for both Veterans and volunteers and work to be ready to go once the all-clear is given! Go to our website (listed below) for easy access to applications, answers to our frequently asked questions, access to our flight photos and more!

Speaking of our website, if you find yourself in need of making a tax-deductible donation at the end of the year, we are honored to accept! You can securely donate on our “Donate” page by credit card or through PayPal. If you would rather send a check our mailing address is listed below. Indy Honor Flight is staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers and EVERY dollar goes to supporting our Veteran activities. Some charities spend an enormous portion of donations to pay staff and support facilities. We work out of our homes, for free, just like the trip we provide for wartime Veterans of WWII, Korea and Vietnam. We humbly ask for your support.

I won’t waste time talking about the issues we have faced this year-there is not one part of it we can control. What we can do is control our own attitudes. I am thrilled to be able to look forward to better times. As we prepare to celebrate my favorite time of year, I wish each of you good health, safe travels and a wonderful New Year!

See you in 2021!

In service,
Dale True, IHF Chairman


BREAKING NEWS!!!

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY –
The Department of the Army issued orders yesterday to GEN S. Clause, recalling him to active duty, with a report date of today 24 Dec 20.
A reservist, with 1,742 years of service, this airborne Soldier specializes in vertical delivery of high-value items. He is airborne and air assault qualified. He is also a 46Q, Public Affairs Specialist.

Also recalled, were LTC Dasher, 1SG Dancer, MSG Prancer, MAJ Vixen, MAJ Comet, Chaplain (LTC) Cupid, SGT Donner, and PO1 Blitzen, an Individual Augmentee from the Naval Reserve, assigned to the Army. 2LT Rudolph is also authorized to report for duty; however, he must first successfully complete Land Nav training, which he has failed three times.
Although the above troops are on orders for only 24 hours, it is anticipated that they will submit DTS claim for 24,901 miles at .56/mile, using a POV. Suitable Government transportation is not available.

As a special operations unit, each member is granted a high level of uniform flexibility, as well as relaxed grooming standards. Per diem has been modified to include large quantities of hot cocoa and cookies.
Mega Hooah! and Mega Merry Christmas!

P.S. – Let’s ALL remember the men and women of our Armed Forces, as they serve in far away lands during this Christmas Season.


Laughter is the best Medicine!


We have our own YouTube Channel!

Check us out on YouTube! We created a channel where we will share video messages to our Veterans. Check out our series of exercise videos as mentioned above by our Chairman. They are short and sweet and easy to do! We have numbered them so you can do them in order. We promise it’s NOTHING like boot camp!!!!Let us know what you think!

Indy Honor Flight YouTube Channel


Shop Amazon and help IHF!

0 shopping days till Christmas!!!! But you can still help us going into 2021!

Did you know when you shop Amazon for all your holiday or daily needs you can help us fly our heroes too? Just shop Amazon Smile and they will donate a percentage of your purchase to us!!! Sign up for Amazon Smile and select Indy Honor Flight as the charity you support, that is all there is to it!

smile.amazon.com


TO OUR VOLUNTEERS

From Everyone at IHF Board of Directors we would like to thank our Volunteers for hanging in there this year. It was a year none of us saw coming. We appreciate all those that came out to the Avon Cruise In and hung out! All those that answered the call for cards and letters for some of our Veterans that needed a little extra cheer. We look forward to getting back to the curb and flying our Veterans. Until then just know that we are so very grateful for each and every Skittle on our ground crew, our Medics, our Photographers, our Bus Captains, and everyone else who has a hand in helping us honor our heroes.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


FREE YOGA CLASS FOR VETERANS!

Dear Veterans,Get ahead of those New Year’s Resolutions!

We have an amazing opportunity for you! Please join IHF Volunteer Kathy Sheek for a FREE Yoga class. Don’t let the word YOGA scare you, this is a gentle flow class. Anyone can do it!

Benefits
• Breathing practices for stress reduction, PTSD, depression & anxiety
• Gentle movement of joints and spine (seated and standing poses)
• Improved flexibility, mobility, strength, balance & posture
• Relaxation to end each class

Chair yoga is recommended for veterans, seniors, those recovering from illness or injury and those with limited mobility.

The class is a ZOOM class so you will not need to leave your home. Bonus you may even get to interact with some of you friends you haven’t seen in a while! If you are interested please reach out to Kathy at the email below for more information, just click on her email address to send her an email.

We hope that you take advantage of this class so that when we can be together again, we can do so as a healthier, stronger group!

Contact Kathy Sheek at MKSHEEK@HOTMAIL.COM for more information


IHF Out and About in 2020

  • All Flights grounded for 2020
  • All Monthly Meals Postponed
  • TENTATIVE – Flight #34 May 22, 2021

We aren’t going anywhere just taking all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe!

We look forward to the time when we can be together again and get back to giving out those free hugs!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Links below.

November 2020 Newsletter


Chairman’s Corner

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!Each year, when November rolls around, we find ourselves stopping to review the important things and people in our lives and pause to give thanks.

We at Indy Honor Flight have had the incredible privilege to meet, serve and get to know some of the most wonderful people on the planet-our country’s Veterans. We do not give lip service to our heroes, each of them know we are sincere with our respect and honor. Our complete staff is made up of unpaid volunteers who donate hundreds of hours every year (and money from our own pockets) to find, recruit and hold in absolute admiration those who have served our country. We are extremely grateful for every single person who has served wearing the cloth of our country. We also encourage our friends, families and co-workers to remember to thank those who are currently serving. The cost of freedom must continually be paid if we are to remain the pillar of democracy our republic represents.

While 2020 has given everyone some very unexpected challenges, our mission remains unchanged, our resolve to honor those who are waiting on their Honor Flight is unwavering. We continue to search for eligible Veterans and we are doing all we can to keep the Honor Flight program viable. We are anxious to fly, but only when we can properly protect our Hoosier heroes. There are plans and ideas happening behind the scenes across the nation to make this happen, please be patient, stay healthy and stay in contact with us to be aware of updates.

We have a very fun and impressive thing to tell you about; one of our therapy dogs, the ever-so-smart-and-loveable Dixie and her human, Brian, are I part of the cast of a new TV series! It is called THE PACK and it premiered on November 20th on Amazon Prime. Dixie has been quite a popular dog at many, many charity events for children and Veterans all around our Indiana and now they have travelled all around the world! The show is kind of like the Amazing Race only with dog/person teams competing. Brian and Dixie have shown their love of Veterans and have promoted IHF everywhere they have travelled. We are so happy for Dixie and Brian and wish them the very best luck with the show. We encourage everyone to watch and root for TEAM DIXIE! Click here to watch The Pack Amazon Prime – The Pack You must have a membership to Amazon Prime to watch. (IHF does not own the rights to The Pack, nor does it benefit from you buying a membership. we just think it’s cool that our Dixie is famous).

As we go through the busy Thanksgiving and Christmas season, please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have, or if you need a speaker for a civic group. We are also always on the lookout for updated addresses, phone numbers and such for our heroes, both those who have flown with us and those who are waiting. Our website is open 24-hours a day with information for you!
With things continuing to change in our world all of Indy Honor Flight hopes you will stay safe, healthy and happy. Please enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday and take a moment to truly give thanks for another day of life with people you love. Welcome home.

In service,
Dale True, IHF Chairman


Laughter is the best Medicine!

A little Thanksgiving humor for us all!

If you have a joke you want to share for the December newsletter please email to volunteer@indyhonorflight.org Three jokes will be randomly selected.


We have our own YouTube Channel!

Check us out on YouTube! We created a channel where we will share video messages to our Veterans. Check out our series of exercise videos as mentioned above by our Chairman. They are short and sweet and easy to do! We have numbered them so you can do them in order. We promise it’s NOTHING like boot camp!!!!Let us know what you think!

Indy Honor Flight YouTube Channel


Shop Amazon and help IHF!

29 shopping days till Chrismas!!!! Who is ready to shop?!?!?Don’t want to fight crowds, stand in lines or get out of your pajamas? We have a solution for you! Did you know when you shop Amazon for all your holiday needs you can help us fly our heroes too? Just shop Amazon Smile and they will donate a percentage of your purchase to us!!! Sign up for Amazon Smile and select Indy Honor Flight as the charity you support, that is all there is to it!

smile.amazon.com


FREE YOGA CLASS FOR VETERANS!

Dear Veterans,We have an amazing opportunity for you! Please join IHF Volunteer Kathy Sheek for a FREE Yoga class. Don’t let the word YOGA scare you, this is a gentle flow class. Anyone can do it!

Benefits

  • Breathing practices for stress reduction, PTSD, depression & anxiety
  • Gentle movement of joints and spine (seated and standing poses)
  • Improved flexibility, mobility, strength, balance & posture
  • Relaxation to end each class

Chair yoga is recommended for veterans, seniors, those recovering from illness or injury and those with limited mobility.

The class is a ZOOM class so you will not need to leave your home. Bonus you may even get to interact with some of you friends you haven’t seen in a while! If you are interested please reach out to Kathy at the email below for more information, just click on her email address to send her an email.

We hope that you take advantage of this class so that when we can be together again, we can do so as a healthier, stronger group!

Contact Kathy Sheek at MKSHEEK@HOTMAIL.COM for more information


IHF Out and About in 2020

  • All Flights grounded for 2020
  • All Monthly Meals Postponed
  • TENTATIVE – Flight #34 May 22, 2021

We aren’t going anywhere just taking all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Links below.

October 2020 Newsletter


Chairman’s Corner

Boo!

Candy time! Here we are, almost to Halloween and it is hard to believe we will be gathering for Thanksgiving soon. So many things have happened during the last few months, some good, some not good. Here at Indy Honor Flight we prefer to stay positive and we are so grateful for all of you-whether you are a Veteran or a volunteer. It is our honor to know and serve with so many wonderful people. Our group has continued to do as much as we safely can and we want to remind everyone while we are still unable to do the normal activities, we are watching the news and circumstances carefully. Our aircraft are reserved, we are keeping our fingers crossed and we are hoping to be able to fly again soon!

As we mentioned in the last newsletter, we started our own YouTube video channel and posted our first video-have you seen it? If not, please follow this link to find our channel: Indy Honor Flight YouTube Channel

But wait, there’s more! Just last week we have posted our first videos created by a Physical Therapy student! Why, you ask? These videos, the beginning of a series, will help our Veterans stay limber and strong as they either wait to fly or are waiting to begin attending our monthly activities. These videos demonstrate simple, but effect exercises that almost anyone can do and do not require any special equipment. All of the content we post is free, just like our Honor Flights!

These videos will stay on the channel so Veterans and family members can visit anytime to continue to learn, build better balance and strength. We will be releasing more of these videos in the weeks to come. Subscribe to the channel and watch for more to come soon!

We also send out information on our Face Book page and on Instagram: Indy Honor Flight. Please watch these sources for updates and information, this is our best way to quickly let folks know what we are up to. We also share occasional historical events of interest and other positive stories.

A reminder to all-our staff is a small group of unpaid volunteers and while we do our best to stay up to date, it really helps us if you can notify us of address changes, changes to phone numbers, or, unfortunately, when one of our alumni or a Veteran on our waiting list passes. Just drop us a note at Info@indyhonorflight.org of give us a call at 317-559-1600 so we can keep our records accurate. We really appreciate it.

Now, please stay healthy and safe-take care of each other and always take the time to recognize any Veteran you see with a “thank you” and a “welcome home”. These simple words can make a bad day better and a good day fantastic. We love and respect the service of our heroes, never think we are finished, we are just waiting! See you “on the curb”!

Dale True, Chairman
Indy Honor Flight


Laughter is the best Medicine!

Jokes submitted by Jerry Vest and Kelly Haywood.

If you have a joke you want to share for the October newsletter please email to volunteer@indyhonorflight.org Three jokes will be randomly selected.


We have our own YouTube Channel!

Check us out on YouTube! We created a channel where we will share video messages to our Veterans. Check out our series of exercise videos as mentioned above by our Chairman. They are short and sweet and easy to do! We have numbered them so you can do them in order. We promise it’s NOTHING like boot camp!!!!Let us know what you think!

Indy Honor Flight YouTube Channel


Shop Amazon and help IHF!

Who hasn’t bought their Halloween Candy yet?Did you know when you shop Amazon for all your Halloween/sweet tooth needs you can help us fly our heroes too? Just shop Amazon Smile and they will donate a percentage of your purchase to us!!! Sign up for Amazon Smile and select Indy Honor Flight as the charity you support, that is all there is to it!

smile.amazon.com


FREE YOGA CLASS FOR VETERANS!

Dear Veterans,

We have an amazing opportunity for you! Please join IHF Volunteer Kathy Sheek for a FREE Yoga class. Don’t let the word YOGA scare you, this is a gentle flow class. Anyone can do it!

Benefits
• Breathing practices for stress reduction, PTSD, depression & anxiety
• Gentle movement of joints and spine (seated and standing poses)
• Improved flexibility, mobility, strength, balance & posture
• Relaxation to end each class

Chair yoga is recommended for veterans, seniors, those recovering from illness or injury and those with limited mobility.

The class is a ZOOM class so you will not need to leave your home. Bonus you may even get to interact with some of you friends you haven’t seen in a while! If you are interested please reach out to Kathy at the email below for more information, just click on her email address to send her an email.

We hope that you take advantage of this class so that when we can be together again, we can do so as a healthier, stronger group!

Contact Kathy Sheek at MKSHEEK@HOTMAIL.COM for more information


IHF Out and About in 2020

  • All Flights grounded for 2020
  • All Monthly Meals Postponed
  • TENTATIVE – Flight #33 April 17, 2021
  • TENTATIVE – Flight #34 May 22, 2021

We aren’t going anywhere just taking all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Links below.

September 2020 Newsletter


Chairman’s Corner

Fall Greetings to All!

While it is hard to believe we are officially into fall, many are enjoying the cooler weather and looking forward to the lovely colors that will soon be on display! Regardless of your favorite season, there is always something special to enjoy all year ‘round. Our message to all: stay safe and stay healthy!

While almost all of our normal activities are postponed, we have been enjoying great support from some wonderful groups over the past few weeks. Despite the restrictions we have been able to hold our Avon Cruise in all summer and many, many folks have truly enjoyed the time out of the house while looking at some awesome cars. Two of our supporting groups were able to safely hold golf fundraisers benefitting IHF, both had outstanding weather and a great turnout. We have another annual car show coming up very soon, check out our Face Book page for details. Every penny of the money raised by these special events, along with every donation, go directly to help us fly our heroes. Not one person involved with IHF is paid; all of our work is done by dedicated volunteers!

We have been able to provide speakers to some civic groups recently, if you know of a group who would like to hear more about what we do, please contact us to schedule a speaker. We love to tell the story of Indy Honor Flight and the way these flights touch the hearts of Hoosier heroes.

We started our own YouTube channel and posted our first video-have you seen it? Go to Indy Honor Flight YouTube Channel to watch a quick message to our Veterans! We will be adding content as we go along in an effort to share information to all of our volunteers, supporters and, most importantly, our beloved Veterans. While we are not professional movie makers, we are professionals who love what we do! Subscribe to the channel and watch for more to come soon! We also send out information on our Face Book page: Indy Honor Flight. Please watch this source for updates and information, this is our best way to quickly let folks know what we are up to.

We recently celebrated the birthdays of two special ladies, Vera and Pearl. Both of these heroes reached their 100th birthday in 2020! Both are WWII Veterans and we are so impressed with their service, longevity and fantastic attitudes! We wish all of our Veterans a long and healthy life, you deserve it!

So, go enjoy your favorite fall activities, stay healthy and watch our sources for updates as we all go about during this very different time. We love and respect the service of our heroes, never think we are finished, we are just waiting! See you “on the curb”!

Dale True, Chairman
Indy Honor Flight


Laughter is the best Medicine!

Jokes submitted by IHF Board Member/Volunteer Coordinator/Bus Captain/Ground Crew and Guardian, Kelly Haywood. If you have a joke you want to share for the October newsletter please email to volunteer@indyhonorflight.org Three jokes will be randomly selected.


Hit us up on Instagram!

Meet our Board of Directors! Head on over to our Instagram page linked below and learn more about the amazing volunteers that make up our board. Don’t know what that is? Ask your Grand-kids or click the link below. It is a social media site so if you do not have an account it will ask you to set one up! Indy Honor Flight Instagram


Shop Amazon and help IHF!

Okay…I’ll say it…Christmas is just around the corner!!

Did you know when you shop Amazon for all your holiday needs you can help us fly our heroes too? Just shop Amazon Smile and they will donate a percentage of your purchase to us!!! Sign up for Amazon Smile and select Indy Honor Flight as the charity you support, that is all there is to it!

smile.amazon.com


8th Annual UAW Car & Truck Show to Benefit Indy Honor Flight!

UAW Local 933 Veterans Committee would like to invite you to our 8th Annual Car & Truck Show, benefiting Indy Honor Flight!!
Please share this with friends, family, and Veterans!!

  • DOOR PRIZES every 15 mins, DJ, FOOD, RAFFLES, TOP 30, CLUB PARTICIPATION, BEST OF SHOW, and Kids award for BEST TOT ROD!!
  • FREE LONGS DONUTS & FREE COFFEE
  • We’ll have a BOUNCE HOUSE setup away from vehicles, in its own designated area!!
  • *PLEASE NOTE – This is a PUBLIC EVENT. You don’t have to be a Veteran or UAW member to participate!

All money raised and donated will go directly to Indy Honor Flight. Their organization transports our warriors who fought for our freedoms we have today to Washington DC, all expenses paid. They’re chartered on private buses, on a guided tour viewing monuments. They receive the credit and special treatment they deserve for the day!! Indy Honor Flight relies on supporters and volunteers to help make this happen for our American heroes.

Location:
UAW Local 933
2320 S. Tibbs Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46241

$20 Registration Fee
(First 100 Vehicles get a Dash Plaque)
Registration 9:00-11:00
Judging 11:00-12:45
Awards 1:00
*** RAIN OR SHINE – NO RAIN DATE ***


FREE YOGA CLASS FOR VETERANS!

Dear Veterans,

We have an amazing opportunity for you! Please join IHF Volunteer Kathy Sheek for a FREE Yoga class. Don’t let the word YOGA scare you, this is a gentle flow class. Anyone can do it!

Benefits
• Breathing practices for stress reduction, PTSD, depression & anxiety
• Gentle movement of joints and spine (seated and standing poses)
• Improved flexibility, mobility, strength, balance & posture
• Relaxation to end each class

Chair yoga is recommended for veterans, seniors, those recovering from illness or injury and those with limited mobility.

The class is a ZOOM class so you will not need to leave your home. Bonus you may even get to interact with some of you friends you haven’t seen in a while! If you are interested please reach out to Kathy at the email below for more information, just click on her email address to send her an email.

We hope that you take advantage of this class so that when we can be together again, we can do so as a healthier, stronger group!

Contact Kathy Sheek at MKSHEEK@HOTMAIL.COM for more information


IHF Out and About in 2020

  • All Flights grounded for 2020
  • Avon Cruise In – Every Saturday thru the end of September!
  • All Monthly Meals Postponed
  • UAW Local 933 Car Show, 9/26/2020
    2320 S. Tibbs Ave Indpls IN
  • TENTATIVE – Flight #33 April 17, 2021
  • TENTATIVE – Flight #34 May 22, 2021

We aren’t going anywhere just taking all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Links below.

August 2020 Newsletter

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
– Maya Angelou

Chairman’s Corner

Hello Everyone!

We hope the dog days of summer are treating all of you well-I know how much so many of us enjoy the fresh vegetables and fruits from the garden or from the local farmers market. There is nothing to compare to a fresh tomato on a BLT or a burger! The heat and humidity can get old for some of us, but many others prefer the summer to the cold of an Indiana winter. We can also enjoy the flowers and flowering plants of summer, along with the quiet sunsets.

All of Indy Honor Flight is watching the local circumstances and hoping we will be able get back into doing the activities we enjoy so much. The unfortunate truth of the moment is we cannot do too much, but we are trying to communicate as well as we are able to our heroes and their families. All of our normal activities are suspended; our annual reunion, our monthly meals and our flights. The good news is our Avon Cruise-in Car Show is going on every Saturday evening through the end of September. Stop by the Lowes parking lot on Rockville Road in Avon around 6:00PM and see great cars and visit with some really nice people! Buy a 50-50 ticket while you are there and help us keep flying, too!

If you want to help support us please watch our Face Book page for events and other ways to help us honor our Veterans.

While 2020 is not working out like we wanted it to, we are looking forward to 2021 and are planning our spring flights with a hopeful outlook. No matter what happens please remember to keep looking up, because that is where the planes go! Remember the reserved flight dates of April 17th and May 22nd, please mark your calendar and save the dates! If everything clears up we will be more than ready to honor our heroes and we will want all of you to come out and help us celebrate.

We need some help from all of you- this is a difficult topic, but important. We need to keep our records up to date. If you learn of the passing of a Veteran who is either on our wait list or who has flown with us, please let us know. You can contact us by phone or email, our contact information is listed at the bottom of this email.

So many things are changing in our world, but one thing stays the same-we love our Veterans and we will maintain our focus on honoring them. Indy Honor Flight will be here when we are able to safely fly again, you can bet on it!

Stay safe, stay healthy-

Dale True, Chairman


Laughter is the best Medicine!

Jokes submitted by IHF Board Member/Ground Crew Team Lead/Guardian/Future Bus Captain, Scott Soladine. If you have a joke you want to share for the September newsletter please email to volunteer@indyhonorflight.org Three jokes will be randomly selected.


Hit us up on Instagram!

One more way to keep up on all things IHF, you can now follow us on Instgram! Don’t know what that is? Ask you Grand-kids or click the link below. It is a social media site so if you do not have an account it will ask you to set one up!

Indy Honor Flight Instagram


Shop Amazon and help IHF!

While life seems to be on pause, it still keeps moving. Did you know when you shop Amazon for all your daily needs you can help us fly our heroes too? Just shop Amazon Smile and they will donate a percentage of your purchase to us!!! Sign up for Amazon Smile and select Indy Honor Flight as the charity you support, that is all there is to it!

smile.amazon.com


FREE YOGA CLASS FOR VETERANS!

Dear Veterans,

We have an amazing opportunity for you! Please join IHF Volunteer Kathy Sheek for a FREE Yoga class. Don’t let the word YOGA scare you, this is a gentle flow class. Anyone can do it!

Benefits
  • Breathing practices for stress reduction, PTSD, depression & anxiety
  • Gentle movement of joints and spine (seated and standing poses)
  • Improved flexibility, mobility, strength, balance & posture
  • Relaxation to end each class

Chair yoga is recommended for veterans, seniors, those recovering from illness or injury and those with limited mobility.

The class is a ZOOM class so you will not need to leave your home. Bonus you may even get to interact with some of you friends you haven’t seen in a while! If you are interested please reach out to Kathy at the email below for more information, just click on her email address to send her an email.

We hope that you take advantage of this class so that when we can be together again, we can do so as a healthier, stronger group!

Contact Kathy Sheek at MKSHEEK@HOTMAIL.COM for more information

IHF Out and About in 2020

  • All Flights grounded for 2020
  • Avon Cruise In – Every Saturday thru the end of September!
  • All Monthly Meals Postponed
  • UAW Local 933 Car Show, 9/26/2020
    • 2320 S. Tibbs Ave Indpls IN
  • TENTATIVE – Flight #33 April 17, 2021
  • TENTATIVE – Flight #34 May 22, 2021
We aren’t going anywhere just taking all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Links below.