July 2020 Newsletter

Chairman’s Corner

Dear all Indy Honor Flight Veterans, Friends and Donors-

Happy July-while yes, it has been pretty warm, we are not shoveling snow or chipping ice off the windshield! Every day we are looking for the best in what we are going through, some days you have to look a little harder than others. Personally, I love summer and enjoy being outdoors as much as possible. I hope you and your loved ones are able to spend some good time together this summer.

We have very good news for you-we have reserved aircraft for two spring flights!! Please save the dates: April 17 and May 22, 2021. We are thinking positively and preparing to host our heroes again for a day they will never forget! Please mark your calendars now, we will need all of our helpers to make this happen. We will host safety trainings for new volunteers and for those who want to “knock the rust off”, watch for the dates in late winter 2020.

Please Note: If you or a loved one was scheduled for one of our spring 2020 flights, your seat is still reserved, so make sure you are available for the new dates. We will be in contact with you well in advance, but we cannot take you if you are cruising the Rivera or relaxing on the beaches of Spain!

In the meantime, our Summer Cruise-in Car Shows are back in action, every Saturday evening (unless it storms) at the Lowe’s parking lot in Avon, IN. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the Hales and the Avon Lowes for hosting this event yet another summer. A relaxing time visiting with great people, looking at some very cool cars and being outdoors. But a 50/50 ticket while you are there and support IHF! I little birdy told me there may even be some new very cool T-shirts for purchase soon as well! All proceeds benefit the IHF.

We had a good (but a little wet) time at the famous Connersville landmark Kunkel’s Drive-In. A good turn out, some super cars, tasty chow and a nice time helped us raise some needed cash for our operations. Many thanks to Cheryl and her crew for putting this together, the work was appreciated, and a good time was had by all who attended.

We have continued to be notified of our heroes passing and unfortunately have been unable to attend many of the services due to the virus and related issues. We are heartbroken when each one goes on, but we are so proud to have had the opportunity to meet, serve and love every single one. One thing you can take to the bank; Indy Honor Flight loves our Veterans! Every day our volunteers are speaking to past and future honorees and letting them know they are appreciated and remembered for the service they gave to our country.

We are still accepting applications from Veterans, Guardians and Volunteers-we are still here and are so ready to get back to flying. Watch our Face Book page for updates and keep smiling.

In the meantime, thank a Veteran today for the freedom you enjoy.

In service,
Dale True Chairman, Indy Honor Flight

Laughter is the best Medicine!

Jokes submitted by IHF Board Member/Bus Captain/Guardian/Ground Crew Jerry Vest. If you have a joke you want to share for the July newsletter please email to volunteer@indyhonorflight.org Three jokes will be randomly selected.

Let’s Eat! Share your favorite Recipe!

The monthly meals have been temporarily cancelled. We will let you know as soon as we can what the future will hold for the meals. Have no fear, we will continue these gatherings as soon as it is safe to do so for all involved. Until then we are hugging you from a distance!While we wait there is no reason we can’t still eat some good food, right? If you have a favorite recipe you want to share send them to volunteer@indyhonorflight.org and we will post them here in the newsletter. Please make sure they are short and simple so we have room to share them here.

We will have a theme each newsletter to keep it standardized.

This months theme will be dessert!

Shop Amazon and help IHF!

While life seems to be on pause, it still keeps moving. Did you know when you shop Amazon for all your daily needs you can help us fly our heroes too? Just shop Amazon Smile and they will donate a percentage of your purchase to us!!! Sign up for Amazon Smile and select Indy Honor Flight as the charity you support, that is all there is to it!smile.amazon.com


Dear Veterans,We have an amazing opportunity for you! Please join IHF Volunteer Kathy Sheek for a FREE Yoga class. Don’t let the word YOGA scare you, this is a gentle flow class. Anyone can do it!


  • Breathing practices for stress reduction, PTSD, depression & anxiety
  • Gentle movement of joints and spine (seated and standing poses)
  • Improved flexibility, mobility, strength, balance & posture
  • Relaxation to end each class

Chair yoga is recommended for veterans, seniors, those recovering from illness or injury and those with limited mobility.

The class is a ZOOM class so you will not need to leave your home. Bonus you may even get to interact with some of you friends you haven’t seen in a while! If you are interested please reach out to Kathy at the email below for more information, just click on her email address to send her an email.

We hope that you take advantage of this class so that when we can be together again, we can do so as a healthier, stronger group!

Contact Kathy Sheek at MKSHEEK@HOTMAIL.COM for more information

IHF Out and About in 2020

  • All Flights grounded for 2020
  • Avon Cruise In – Every Saturday thru the end of September!
  • All Monthly Meals Postponed

We aren’t going anywhere just taking all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe!

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