IHF News June 2018

Chairman’s Corner

Hello, everyone!

We certainly hope the early heat has not worn you out already-the gardens, flowers and all are certainly enjoying this week’s rain! Please take good care to stay hydrated during the heat, we don’t want to hear about any of our beloved Veterans getting ill. We wish all of you a great summer and good times with family and friends.

Once again, we were able to wrap up our two spring flights in a very successful way. All of the Veterans have commented on what a great experience it was and that is music to our ears! Our volunteers did a great job of making our Veterans feel very special.

The second flight was a bit of a challenge as we used Decatur Central High School for the first time. The beautiful part was no one would ever know we were at a new location. Our Ground Crew made a new spot look easy and really kept things flowing very safely and smoothly. As always, we truly appreciate our amazing Green/Orange/Red shirts and all the hours they donate to help our Veterans. We cannot do what we do without the unpaid help from all!!!! Please visit the Photo page on our website (IHF Website) if you were not able to be there, our photographers have done another terrific job of capturing the whole event! Take a look at the Flight 27 pictures link, we guarantee you will be impressed.

Hats off to the Administrators and staff of Decatur Central High School, they worked overtime to really make us feel welcome. Everything we needed was provided in a very friendly and helpful way and we cannot thank them enough.
We have several events coming up; some fundraisers, Carmel Fest, the 4th of July events, our annual Reunion, the weekly Avon Cruise-In every Saturday evening, the Ride Across Indiana (RAIN) and others we would love to have you attend and participate in. Please watch our Face Book page and your email for details on these and other events over the summer. We need your support!

We are thrilled to have found so many Veterans in the Indy area who have applications on file with us, but we are still looking for more, especially our oldest Veterans. We need to work with the WWII and Korea Veterans before they are too ill to be able to travel. If you know any older Veterans we would love to stop by to visit, explain our program to them and invite them on our next flight! Remember we fly in order of age and service dates. We want to fly ‘em all, it just takes time and money!

Speaking of our next flight, please save the date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Plainfield High School. Plan on having you, all of your family and friends there to welcome another plane load of heroes home! We will start making calls for this flight around the second week of August.

As the summer officially begins we with Indy Honor Flight are working to support our Hoosier Heroes. Please consider helping us do so in the way that is best for you; some give time, some give money, some give both. All of the support is welcome and goes directly to helping us fly more Veterans on a very special and rewarding day.

In service,
Dale True
Chairman, Indy Honor Flight

Let’s Eat!

Veterans did you know we sponsor meals in four locations around the Central Indy area for any Veteran that has flown with us? Did you know that we also have guest speakers or entertainment at each meal? Click the link below and find the one closest to you and come out and break bread with us! Bring your Guardian too !

Link to IHF Monthly Meal Information

RAIN Fundraiser for IHF – CALLING ALL CYCLIST!!!!!!

The annual Ride Across Indiana (RAIN) bicycle ride will occur on July 21, 2018. The ride starts in Terre Haute and ends in Richmond…160 miles in ONE DAY! This annual event draws 1,500 or so cyclists, and Indy Honor Flight will be represented this year!!!

One of our IHF volunteers has formed an Indy Honor Flight Cycling Team to make the journey and raise money for Indy Honor Flight. Not all team members will ride the entire 160 miles…some will ride portions of it in “stages.” But many will ride the entire route. We’re looking for more riders to join the team! If you are a cyclist, or you know a cyclist who is interested in riding RAIN (the entire route or shorter stages), we need you! If you can pledge monetary support to a rider…we REALLY need YOU!!!

So, if you are:
1. Interested in participating as a rider, or
2. Interested in sponsoring/making a pledge for a rider

…please send an e-mail to: ihfrainfundraisinginfo@gmail.com

Team cycling jerseys and “support crew” shirts have been designed and are available for purchase from an external vendor. We’ll send shirt ordering information soon.

There will be an opportunity on the day of the ride to gather on the ride route at strategic locations and cheer on and encourage the riders as they pass. You can wear one of the team shirts and hold up IHF signs! Believe me…on a long ride like this, they really appreciate the support!

The IHF/RAIN Fundraising Coordinator will give you all the details you need about participating in and supporting the ride. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved and give support to the team, the organization…and ultimately to our Veterans. So, send the e-mail and join the effort!

IHF Flight #27 Pictures

Whats all the fuss about? The pictures for IHF #27 have been loaded that’s what! Please click the link below to view them free of charge! Enjoy!

IHF #27 Official Pictures

IHF Out and About

  • Avon Cruise In – Every Saturday starting May 5th in the Lowes Parking lot in Avon , IN
    • Classic Cars and Trucks and fellowship
    • Starts at 6:30pm till sundown
    • 50/50 Raffle to Benefit IHF
  • Wings Over Indy – June 30th and July 1st
  • Come see us at Carmel Fest July 3rd and 4th!
  • Avon Freedom Run July 4th – volunteers needed!
    • Avon Freedom Run Volunteer Sign up
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Trash Clean up Downtown Fireworks July 4th
    • Trash Detail Downtown Indy July 4th Sign Up
  • SAVE THE DATE – IHF 2018 Reunion 8/19/18 at Decatur Central High School
  • IHF #28 Homecoming Saturday October 20th Plainfield High School
  • Ganassi Racing Open House Fundraiser November 17th – More info to follow!
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