September 2020 Newsletter

Chairman’s Corner

Fall Greetings to All!

While it is hard to believe we are officially into fall, many are enjoying the cooler weather and looking forward to the lovely colors that will soon be on display! Regardless of your favorite season, there is always something special to enjoy all year ‘round. Our message to all: stay safe and stay healthy!

While almost all of our normal activities are postponed, we have been enjoying great support from some wonderful groups over the past few weeks. Despite the restrictions we have been able to hold our Avon Cruise in all summer and many, many folks have truly enjoyed the time out of the house while looking at some awesome cars. Two of our supporting groups were able to safely hold golf fundraisers benefitting IHF, both had outstanding weather and a great turnout. We have another annual car show coming up very soon, check out our Face Book page for details. Every penny of the money raised by these special events, along with every donation, go directly to help us fly our heroes. Not one person involved with IHF is paid; all of our work is done by dedicated volunteers!

We have been able to provide speakers to some civic groups recently, if you know of a group who would like to hear more about what we do, please contact us to schedule a speaker. We love to tell the story of Indy Honor Flight and the way these flights touch the hearts of Hoosier heroes.

We started our own YouTube channel and posted our first video-have you seen it? Go to Indy Honor Flight YouTube Channel to watch a quick message to our Veterans! We will be adding content as we go along in an effort to share information to all of our volunteers, supporters and, most importantly, our beloved Veterans. While we are not professional movie makers, we are professionals who love what we do! Subscribe to the channel and watch for more to come soon! We also send out information on our Face Book page: Indy Honor Flight. Please watch this source for updates and information, this is our best way to quickly let folks know what we are up to.

We recently celebrated the birthdays of two special ladies, Vera and Pearl. Both of these heroes reached their 100th birthday in 2020! Both are WWII Veterans and we are so impressed with their service, longevity and fantastic attitudes! We wish all of our Veterans a long and healthy life, you deserve it!

So, go enjoy your favorite fall activities, stay healthy and watch our sources for updates as we all go about during this very different time. We love and respect the service of our heroes, never think we are finished, we are just waiting! See you “on the curb”!

Dale True, Chairman
Indy Honor Flight

Laughter is the best Medicine!

Jokes submitted by IHF Board Member/Volunteer Coordinator/Bus Captain/Ground Crew and Guardian, Kelly Haywood. If you have a joke you want to share for the October newsletter please email to Three jokes will be randomly selected.

Hit us up on Instagram!

Meet our Board of Directors! Head on over to our Instagram page linked below and learn more about the amazing volunteers that make up our board. Don’t know what that is? Ask your 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!

Okay…I’ll say it…Christmas is just around the corner!!

Did you know when you shop Amazon for all your holiday 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!

8th Annual UAW Car & Truck Show to Benefit Indy Honor Flight!

UAW Local 933 Veterans Committee would like to invite you to our 8th Annual Car & Truck Show, benefiting Indy Honor Flight!!
Please share this with friends, family, and Veterans!!

  • We’ll have a BOUNCE HOUSE setup away from vehicles, in its own designated area!!
  • *PLEASE NOTE – This is a PUBLIC EVENT. You don’t have to be a Veteran or UAW member to participate!

All money raised and donated will go directly to Indy Honor Flight. Their organization transports our warriors who fought for our freedoms we have today to Washington DC, all expenses paid. They’re chartered on private buses, on a guided tour viewing monuments. They receive the credit and special treatment they deserve for the day!! Indy Honor Flight relies on supporters and volunteers to help make this happen for our American heroes.

UAW Local 933
2320 S. Tibbs Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46241

$20 Registration Fee
(First 100 Vehicles get a Dash Plaque)
Registration 9:00-11:00
Judging 11:00-12:45
Awards 1:00


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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