IHF News August 2018

Chairman’s Corner


Greetings to all our supporters!

Indy Honor Flight is very grateful to all of you for your interest in and continued support of our work to honor our Veterans. We need a lot of support to make our events and flights run smoothly and you all step up every time to help. Having a community of support also shows our heroes not only how important they are, but how we value their service. As you read some of the history of what our military men and women accomplished it is truly humbling to be allowed to visit and serve them. The bravery, sacrifice and time spent away from their homes and families is truly remarkable.

IHF has been involved in many events, fundraisers and speaking engagements over the last few weeks with many more coming up. We have been honored to participate in golf scrambles, car shows, Fun Runs, the Ride Across Indiana bicycle trip and other events. All of these activities help us raise money for our flights and to get the word out to other Veterans who may not have heard about us. As you know, all of our Board members and other volunteers work for free, so all of these events are staffed by great people who donate many, many hours. Please watch our Face Book page for details on upcoming events and attend as many as you can!

We are in the process of setting up our October 20th Honor Flight, making calls to Veterans and getting our preparations in order. Please plan to attend the Homecoming event that evening at Plainfield High School, it will be a patriotic frenzy of love, honor and thanks.

We are always pleased to provide speakers to talk to civic groups about our mission. This helps reach others who may not be familiar with our work. We really appreciate all the groups who support us; not just with money, but also with time, volunteers and the opportunity to share our story.

We have our price quote for next year’s aircraft costs and once again there will be a significant cost increase per flight. We believe what we do is quite important and we have seen the life-changing impact this trip can have over 2,000 Indiana Veterans. If you have opportunities for fundraising, matching grants, donations through your workplace or other means of helping us fund our operations, please consider supporting IHF. We are very grateful for all those who have supported us in the past, do so today and we look forward to continued faithful support in the future. Our supporters are the very best, thank you!

We are looking forward to a fantastic wrap-up to summer and a terrific fall season. Please come out and volunteer, visit with us and, always, take the time to thank a Veteran for your freedom!

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

Thank you RAIN Team!

The annual Ride Across Indiana (RAIN) bicycle ride that occurred on July 21, 2018 was a HUGE success for IHF! Riders bike 160 miles from Terre Haute to Richmond in one day to raise money for the charity of their choice! Our team of 19 riders were able to raise a nice chunk of change to help us fly our Veterans. We are so proud of all of them and the team work and compassion they displayed with each other and the other RAIN riders along the route. Huge thank you to everyone that came out and cheered them on along the route! Special thaks to Tony Breeze for coordinating this event!

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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
  • SAVE THE DATE – IHF 2018 Reunion 8/26/18 at Plainfield High School
    • Starts at 2pm ends at 5pm
  • Wednesday August 22nd – Viewing of the movie The Unknowns – Documentary about the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier . 6pm at Hinsey Brown Funeral Services in New Castle IN
  • Tuesday August 28th – Viewing of the movie The Unknowns – Documentary about the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier . 6pm at Wolf Theater in Greensburg IN
  • IHF #28 Homecoming Saturday October 20th Plainfield High School
  • October 28th Knights of Columbus Chili Cook off – SAVE THE DATE – More details to come!
    Veterans Day Parade Downtown Indianapolis, IN
  • Ganassi Racing Open House Fundraiser November 17th – More info to follow!
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