October 2020 Newsletter

Chairman’s Corner


Candy time! Here we are, almost to Halloween and it is hard to believe we will be gathering for Thanksgiving soon. So many things have happened during the last few months, some good, some not good. Here at Indy Honor Flight we prefer to stay positive and we are so grateful for all of you-whether you are a Veteran or a volunteer. It is our honor to know and serve with so many wonderful people. Our group has continued to do as much as we safely can and we want to remind everyone while we are still unable to do the normal activities, we are watching the news and circumstances carefully. Our aircraft are reserved, we are keeping our fingers crossed and we are hoping to be able to fly again soon!

As we mentioned in the last newsletter, we started our own YouTube video channel and posted our first video-have you seen it? If not, please follow this link to find our channel: Indy Honor Flight YouTube Channel

But wait, there’s more! Just last week we have posted our first videos created by a Physical Therapy student! Why, you ask? These videos, the beginning of a series, will help our Veterans stay limber and strong as they either wait to fly or are waiting to begin attending our monthly activities. These videos demonstrate simple, but effect exercises that almost anyone can do and do not require any special equipment. All of the content we post is free, just like our Honor Flights!

These videos will stay on the channel so Veterans and family members can visit anytime to continue to learn, build better balance and strength. We will be releasing more of these videos in the weeks to come. Subscribe to the channel and watch for more to come soon!

We also send out information on our Face Book page and on Instagram: Indy Honor Flight. Please watch these sources for updates and information, this is our best way to quickly let folks know what we are up to. We also share occasional historical events of interest and other positive stories.

A reminder to all-our staff is a small group of unpaid volunteers and while we do our best to stay up to date, it really helps us if you can notify us of address changes, changes to phone numbers, or, unfortunately, when one of our alumni or a Veteran on our waiting list passes. Just drop us a note at Info@indyhonorflight.org of give us a call at 317-559-1600 so we can keep our records accurate. We really appreciate it.

Now, please stay healthy and safe-take care of each other and always take the time to recognize any Veteran you see with a “thank you” and a “welcome home”. These simple words can make a bad day better and a good day fantastic. 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 Jerry Vest and Kelly Haywood.

If you have a joke you want to share for the October newsletter please email to volunteer@indyhonorflight.org Three jokes will be randomly selected.

We have our own YouTube Channel!

Check us out on YouTube! We created a channel where we will share video messages to our Veterans. Check out our series of exercise videos as mentioned above by our Chairman. They are short and sweet and easy to do! We have numbered them so you can do them in order. We promise it’s NOTHING like boot camp!!!!Let us know what you think!

Indy Honor Flight YouTube Channel

Shop Amazon and help IHF!

Who hasn’t bought their Halloween Candy yet?Did you know when you shop Amazon for all your Halloween/sweet tooth 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
  • All Monthly Meals Postponed
  • 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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