July 2019 Newsletter

Chairman’s Corner

Summertime greetings to all!

Don’t you just love summer? The flowers, the green trees and grass, warm breezes and cold drinks? Indy Honor Flight loves summer because we get to start working on our Annual Reunion and the two fall Honor Flights!

First off-the Annual Reunion! We invite all Veterans who have ever flown with us to come to a family reunion to visit with old friends and make new ones. We will have cookies and other sweet treats for you to snack on and cool drinks to sip while you visit! All of our Veteran alumni should have received a post card invitation in the mail, but if yours did not show up, consider yourself invited! Sunday August 18th, 2-4pm at Plainfield High School. We hope to see your there!

Our terrific September flight crew is out right now conducting interviews with Veteran heroes for our September 7th flight, IHF number 31. The sign-up for volunteers will be out shortly so everyone has the chance to participate and enjoy honoring our Hoosier heroes. There are a host of details for each of these flights and we cannot do it without lots of volunteer help! We look forward to the chance to get airborne with a fresh batch of men and women who defended our freedom.

In about two weeks, the October flight crew will begin making calls to gather the Veterans for our October 26th flight, IHF number 32! It is hard to imagine we have done this same process for over 2500 deserving Hoosier Veterans. I am told by our most senior volunteers that it is just as much fun this time as the first time!

As you may recall, even once the September flight is filled, we will have over 1,000 Veterans on our waiting list, with more applications coming in every week. We often have questions about if Veterans have to re-apply and when will they get to go. No one has to re-apply, we keep everyone on the list until we have a seat for them. As to when; we take our heroes in order of age and service as the older Veterans are generally on a timeline of being healthy enough to be able to fly. We ask for your patience and understanding as we are doing our best to get to everyone.

With that being said, the flights only happen if there is enough financial support to charter the aircraft, hire the buses and take care of a couple hundred other expenses. The prices of everything keep increasing and we certainly appreciate every dollar that is donated! As a reminder, NONE of those expenses involve our staff of all volunteer workers! We are a small group of unpaid volunteers who do this work from our kitchen tables and with time available from other jobs and family. And we love it! If you would like to join us; contributing time or money, we certainly appreciate it.

We have other events, fundraisers and chances to hang out with Heroes coming up. Please follow us on Face Book (INDY HONOR FLIGHT) and stay up to date with our event listing. Feel free to contact us with questions or other needs-we look forward to seeing you “on the curb”!

Dale True, Chairman
Indy Honor Flight
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 !

Link to IHF Monthly Meal Information just click on the CALENDAR tab for information on all IHF Events around town!

Come eat with us!!!


All our Veterans should have received their invite to the 2019 IHF Annual Reunion. It will be at Plainfield High School from 2-4pm. We will have cookies and lemonade and all your favorite IHF Staff will be there! Come join us! Bring your Guardian too!

1 Red Pride Drive
Plainfield, IN 46168

No Trash 4 Cash Fundraiser

This is still going on through the end of July. 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!
  • 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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