August 2020 Newsletter

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
– Maya Angelou

Chairman’s Corner

Hello Everyone!

We hope the dog days of summer are treating all of you well-I know how much so many of us enjoy the fresh vegetables and fruits from the garden or from the local farmers market. There is nothing to compare to a fresh tomato on a BLT or a burger! The heat and humidity can get old for some of us, but many others prefer the summer to the cold of an Indiana winter. We can also enjoy the flowers and flowering plants of summer, along with the quiet sunsets.

All of Indy Honor Flight is watching the local circumstances and hoping we will be able get back into doing the activities we enjoy so much. The unfortunate truth of the moment is we cannot do too much, but we are trying to communicate as well as we are able to our heroes and their families. All of our normal activities are suspended; our annual reunion, our monthly meals and our flights. The good news is our Avon Cruise-in Car Show is going on every Saturday evening through the end of September. Stop by the Lowes parking lot on Rockville Road in Avon around 6:00PM and see great cars and visit with some really nice people! Buy a 50-50 ticket while you are there and help us keep flying, too!

If you want to help support us please watch our Face Book page for events and other ways to help us honor our Veterans.

While 2020 is not working out like we wanted it to, we are looking forward to 2021 and are planning our spring flights with a hopeful outlook. No matter what happens please remember to keep looking up, because that is where the planes go! Remember the reserved flight dates of April 17th and May 22nd, please mark your calendar and save the dates! If everything clears up we will be more than ready to honor our heroes and we will want all of you to come out and help us celebrate.

We need some help from all of you- this is a difficult topic, but important. We need to keep our records up to date. If you learn of the passing of a Veteran who is either on our wait list or who has flown with us, please let us know. You can contact us by phone or email, our contact information is listed at the bottom of this email.

So many things are changing in our world, but one thing stays the same-we love our Veterans and we will maintain our focus on honoring them. Indy Honor Flight will be here when we are able to safely fly again, you can bet on it!

Stay safe, stay healthy-

Dale True, Chairman

Laughter is the best Medicine!

Jokes submitted by IHF Board Member/Ground Crew Team Lead/Guardian/Future Bus Captain, Scott Soladine. If you have a joke you want to share for the September newsletter please email to Three jokes will be randomly selected.

Hit us up on Instagram!

One more way to keep up on all things IHF, you can now follow us on Instgram! Don’t know what that is? Ask you Grand-kids or click the link below. It is a social media site so if you do not have an account it will ask you to set one up!

Indy Honor Flight Instagram

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!


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
  • UAW Local 933 Car Show, 9/26/2020
    • 2320 S. Tibbs Ave Indpls IN
  • TENTATIVE – Flight #33 April 17, 2021
  • TENTATIVE – Flight #34 May 22, 2021
We aren’t going anywhere just taking all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe!

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