December 2018 Newsletter

Chairman’s Corner

All IHF Supporters-

Welcome to winter! We hope the recent chill is finding you happy, healthy and warm. Even though we are having very cold and wintry conditions, our thoughts are focused on spring and our first flight of 2019 in April. Our great bus co-captains are getting ready to make calls and find the next group of heroes to fly with us. We are so very fortunate to have volunteers who are willing to donate so many hours to make our flights happen!

We currently have over 1,000 Veterans on our waiting list, but we are seeing a change on the list. As you all know, the Honor Flight Network was created back in 2005 to assist WWII Veterans to see the memorial built in their honor. Since then the program has expanded to include Korea and Vietnam Veterans.

We love all Veterans and are very thankful for their service to our country. But…there is something very special about the most senior service members who fought and served in World War Two. We are now finding ourselves at the point where very few of the surviving WWII Veterans are healthy enough to fly with us. We have fewer senior Veterans to contact on each flight and we are now approaching the time where we may not be able to find any who are able to go. So, please help us by reaching out to any WWII Veteran you may know and help us get them on a flight before it is too late for them!

Our flight dates are listed below, and we will have a Ground Crew training before the April flight, so if you have thought about being involved in our terrific work, please submit a Ground Crew application. All of our volunteers go through safety training to make certain our Veterans are cared for in a professional and loving way. It requires a lot of hard work to make the flights happen. The payoff is wonderful; you will be paid in smiles from happy Veterans.

Just a reminder-if you would like to have a volunteer stop in and talk to your civic, church or business group about what the Indy Honor Flight is all about, we can help you out! We love to visit, share and help find more eligible Veterans.

Along the same lines, we are always looking for more financial support. IHF is completely donation funded and staffed 100% by unpaid volunteers. As costs increase we need donations to “keep ‘em flying”! Indy Honor Flight donations are tax-deductible and are guaranteed to make you feel warmer (at least inside).

We look forward to seeing all of you “on the curb” for our flights. Please reach out to us with any questions you may have.

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 just click on the CALENDAR tab for information on all IHF Events around town!

Extra, Extra read all about it…below!

We have extra IHF Photo Books Available for sale from Flights 26 April & 27 May 2018: $20 + $3 shipping, Please call 317.559.1600 or email if you are interested. Payments can be made via the donate on the website/mail a check to pay for them, great gifts for Guardians and other Family members.

Rotary Club Fundraiser March 8th!

Join us March 8th for the Rotary Salute to Our Veterans. The Rotary has committed to helping Indy Honor Flight fund a fourth flight in 2019. To buy tickets, bid on auction items or make a donation at One More Flight Indy

IHF Out and About in 2019

  • March 8th – Rotary Club Fundraiser
  • April 13th Flight #29
  • May 18th Flight #30
  • September 7th Flight #31
  • October 26th Flight #32
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