Thanksgiving greetings to all!
One thing we at Indy Honor Flight are thankful for every day are our terrific volunteers. Nothing we do gets done without the help of everyday folks donating their time to transport Veterans to events, pick up supplies, carry posters, donate meals, provide their cars for parades and a host of other jobs. Our Veterans always comment on how impressed they are with our organization’s staff-they are even more impressed when they learn not one dime goes to paying anyone! As we approach some very special holidays, please accept my heartfelt thanks for everything you do to help! Below are a few examples of recent IHF activities YOU made happen:
Once again, we asked for help to show support for our Veterans during the annual downtown Indianapolis Veterans Day parade. On a cold, blustery morning our volunteers showed up and gave 20 of our heroes another opportunity to be thanked and honored.
The next day we had another group of volunteers escort 20 more Veterans to a very tasty dinner at Prime 47 and then to the Pacers game where they were recognized at the half-time program in front of an enthusiastic crowd. The Indiana Pacers also unveiled a permanent POW/MIA seat in the arena during the program, a wonderful and meaningful addition that will serve as a constant reminder of the over 82,000 U.S. troops still listed as missing in action over our history of conflicts.
In addition to these high-profile events, we have provided speakers to over 20 civic organizations and other groups in the last 6 weeks! We are doing everything we can to spread the word about what we do and to locate more of our Veterans!
On a different topic, this time of year it seems every organization has their hand out asking for money and the holiday season is a very popular time for giving. When you decide where to spend your hard-earned money please consider the Indy Honor Flight. We have been notified our aircraft expenses will increase substantially for 2018, please give generously. We are always looking for other means of financial support, if your company or organization donates to non-profit groups please mention IHF to them! The smiles on our Veteran’s faces are the best pay-back anyone could ask for!
We wish you and your family a restful and pleasant Thanksgiving. Remember to thank a Veteran for the opportunity to have days like this!
Dale True, Chairman
Indy Honor Flight
We offer a free meal to our Veterans that have flown with us. We have breakfast, lunch or meal on all sides of town once a month. Check out our calendar for dates, times and locations. Spouses and Guardians are welcome too!
DID YOU KNOW?
Indy Honor Flight has begun the process of applying for a license plate from the Indiana BMV to benefit our organization. The process requires us to obtain 500 signatures from motorists who would purchase the plates when they become available. We submit the necessary paperwork in April 2018. The plates would then be available beginning in 2019. Indy Honor Flight would receive $25 from EVERY plate that is purchased! Since you have to buy plates anyway, why not support Indy Honor Flight while you’re at it?
If you, your family, your co-workers, etc. would like to sign the petition, it’s attached below, along with a rough draft of what the plate may look like when it’s issued. The petition can be returned to us at:
Indy Honor Flight
PO Box 10
Plainfield IN 46168
Click here to download the petition:
Petition for IHF Plate
Tis the Season!
As you sit down and plan your Black Friday shopping this year please consider using Amazon Smiles link below, because when you shop on Amazon you can also help Indy Honor Flight! If you use Amazon Smiles and select Indy Honor Flight as your charity of choice we get a small percentage of every eligible purchase! Every dollar helps us with our important work of honoring Hoosier heroes. As we get closer to the holidays this type of easy donating can add up in a hurry. Click the link below, sign in or sign up and start shopping! Amazon will send Indy Honor Flight a percentage of your purchase at no additional cost to you and you don’t have to fight the crowds!!
Thanks for considering it!