Here we are, November already! As Thanksgiving approaches, I wish to thank everyone involved for such terrific support of Indy Honor Flight. Our 2019 Flight Season is complete, and we are proud to report we flew 340 Veterans to Washington to safely visit the memorials built for them by those they protected. We had such a great time on all four of our flights with our sponsors, donors, volunteers, guardians and our favorite people, our Veterans. We know we had some eyes opened, some wounds healed, and some hearts filled with thoughts and feelings long suppressed or ignored. The feedback we get from the flights is truly humbling and all of us who interact with our heroes are blessed beyond words by the experience.
There are so many opportunities to be involved in today’s busy world; we are grateful to have the volunteers who choose to serve our Hoosier heroes time and time again. We could not do what we do without our dedicated army of IHF volunteers.
We have flight dates reserved for next spring: on April 11th we will be working out of Decatur Central High School and on May 23rd we will be back at Plainfield High School. Mark your calendars and save the dates so we have a full gym to welcome our new alumni home!
As we draw near the end of the year, I wish to remind everyone we are a 501 (c) (3) organization and as such most donations made to us are tax-deductible. For anyone who is looking for a place to make end-of-year donations we are more than pleased to accept! No one in our organization is paid one dime and we are very frugal with our funds. We have no office space (kitchen tables work fine) and even our storage space is donated. Every dollar donated goes right back to supporting our flight expenses and keeping the IHF operating so we can fly more Veterans. If you wish more information, please call or email us, the contact information is all on our webpage and at the bottom of this newsletter.
Click here to donate online
We are always looking for more Veterans who have not heard of us, so if you need a speaker for your civic group, school fundraising or perhaps your employer works with charities or allows matching donations we are pleased to come and present about our work. We love to talk about our Veterans and what we do to make them smile! Click here to contact us about speaking events
So, as you prepare to have your family dinner this Thanksgiving, please remember there will be many thousands of service men and women around the globe who will not dine with their families. We are thankful for them, their service and the sacrifice they make for us. Please let them know you are supporting them and their families over the holidays.
Dale True, Chairman
Indy Honor Flight
Chairman, Indy Honor Fight
Request for Help
The Rotary Club is hosting a fundraiser for IHF on February 19th 2020. Part of the event will be a live and silent auction. We are looking for items to be auctioned off. If you have sporting tickets, concert tickets, a vacation rental, a unique item, or a special talent like wood work, leather work, or jewelry making or just about anything that you would like to donate please contact Maria Larrison at one of the following.
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!!!
Shop Amazon and help IHF!
Only 45 days until Christmas! If you like to get your Christmas shopping done early why not help Indy Honor Flight out at the same time? Shop at Amazon and they will donate a portion of your purchase to us! Sign up for Amazon Smile and select IHF as the charity you support, that is all there is to it!
VETERANS CHECK THIS OUT!
Veterans Day deals for all who have served, and there is a LOT to choose from! Please take advantage of these discounts, you earned them with your service!
Click the link for a list of all deals available to Veterans: Veterans Deals Click Here
IHF Out and About in 2019
- November 9th East Side Breakfast – Click here for Info
- November 9th South Side Lunch – Click here for Info
- NO NORTH SIDE MEAL DUE TO THANKSGIVING
- December 7th West Side Breakfast – Click here for Info
- February 29th – Rotary Fundraiser for IHF – SAVE THE DATE MORE INFO TO COME
- April 11th – IHF #33 Decatur Central High School
- May 23rd – IHF #24 Plainfiled High School