June 2019 Newsletter

Chairman’s Corner

All IHF Supporters-

I hope you are enjoying the spring/summer despite all the rain and the need to mow every three days! We had two terrific Honor Flights with 170 of our Hoosier heroes; the smiles and happy tears sure do make all the work it takes worth it. We met some truly inspiring men and women; we are grateful for the service all of our Veterans provided our great country. We are so pleased with the way our volunteers help to make these events go so smoothly. We had great weather for both flights and from the Veteran’s comments the flights were everything we hoped they would be.
As we move into summer we have several events and exciting changes coming up.

Our technical guru Nick is updating our records system and we are looking forward to having an even easier way of tracking and contacting our Veterans. The new system will also make our flight information better and more organized. There are a host of details that go into this upgrade and we certainly thank Nick for his hard work.

Watch your mailbox in early August for a postcard inviting all of our Veterans and a guest to our Annual Indy Honor Flight Reunion! Save the date of August 18th and plan on showing up at Plainfield High School for sweet treats, drinks and camaraderie with your fellow IHF alumni.

We are pleased to be helping with the weekly Avon Cruise-In car shows-every Saturday evening throughout the summer you can stop by and see some gorgeous cars, grab a snack and visit with some gearheads and IHF family. It is a pleasant way to spend a summer evening. The weekly 50/50 drawing supports IHF, too! Check out our Face Book page for details.

We will have a booth at the CarmelFest to help spread the word about what we do and search out more Veterans. We thank our friends at Channel 4 for providing us booth space!

Please watch your email inbox for notices about these and other events and fundraisers during the summer. Our Face Book page is a quick and easy way to keep up as well!

If you went on either of the Spring flights we hope you are enjoying all the photos our wonderful photographers have uploaded for you. The photos are all free to download for family, friends and our Veterans. Where else can you have a pro take your picture for free??!! We did have a recent glitch with our site provider, Flikr, so if you are having trouble searching the site please remember the Veterans are loaded in alphabetical order. There are over 3,000 pictures for each flight, have fun!

We are always interested in providing speakers to come to your civic group or other meetings to share our stories of Indy Honor Flight. Please contact us if you have a request.

If you, your company, civic group or other organization Is looking for a non-profit to support, we believe you will be hard-pressed to find a group who are more frugal with their donations and staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers. We are pleased to discuss options with you.
Please plan to attend our Fall flights Homecoming celebrations and help us fill the gym of Plainfield High School to welcome home the next groups of heroes. See the “Save the Date” area below

In service,
Dale True
Chairman, Indy Honor Fight

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 !

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

Come eat with us!!!

Join us June 8th in Lebanon for the 2019 BOPC Car Show to benefit us!

The show will be held at Memorial Park in Lebanon Indiana on Saturday June 8th. The rain date is June 15th. Registration will be from 10 to Noon, judging starts at 1:30pm with awards at 3:00pm. Day of registration is $18. Come out and enjoy the cool cars!!!

No Trash 4 Cash Fundraiser

If you would like to help us raise funds to fly our heroes you can do so by donating to No Trash 4 Cash! It’s so easy, just go to our website Indy Honor Flight and click on the donate tab. Donate $25, $10, $50 or whatever you are comfortable donating just make sure to write the words NO TRASH 4 CASH in the comment section. We appreciate any help you can give us!

IHF Out and About in 2019

  • Every Saturday weather permitting – Avon Cruise In – 6:30pm Lowes parking lot in Avon IN all are welcome! Ground crew look for the sign up!
  • June 8th Lebanon Cruise (see above)
  • July 3rd and 4th Carmel Fest
  • August 18th IHF 2019 Reunion – Plainfield High School – details to come!
  • September 7th Flight #31 – Homecoming Plainfield Highschool
  • October 26th Flight #32 – Homecoming Plainfield Highschool
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