November 2020 Newsletter

Chairman’s Corner

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!Each year, when November rolls around, we find ourselves stopping to review the important things and people in our lives and pause to give thanks.

We at Indy Honor Flight have had the incredible privilege to meet, serve and get to know some of the most wonderful people on the planet-our country’s Veterans. We do not give lip service to our heroes, each of them know we are sincere with our respect and honor. Our complete staff is made up of unpaid volunteers who donate hundreds of hours every year (and money from our own pockets) to find, recruit and hold in absolute admiration those who have served our country. We are extremely grateful for every single person who has served wearing the cloth of our country. We also encourage our friends, families and co-workers to remember to thank those who are currently serving. The cost of freedom must continually be paid if we are to remain the pillar of democracy our republic represents.

While 2020 has given everyone some very unexpected challenges, our mission remains unchanged, our resolve to honor those who are waiting on their Honor Flight is unwavering. We continue to search for eligible Veterans and we are doing all we can to keep the Honor Flight program viable. We are anxious to fly, but only when we can properly protect our Hoosier heroes. There are plans and ideas happening behind the scenes across the nation to make this happen, please be patient, stay healthy and stay in contact with us to be aware of updates.

We have a very fun and impressive thing to tell you about; one of our therapy dogs, the ever-so-smart-and-loveable Dixie and her human, Brian, are I part of the cast of a new TV series! It is called THE PACK and it premiered on November 20th on Amazon Prime. Dixie has been quite a popular dog at many, many charity events for children and Veterans all around our Indiana and now they have travelled all around the world! The show is kind of like the Amazing Race only with dog/person teams competing. Brian and Dixie have shown their love of Veterans and have promoted IHF everywhere they have travelled. We are so happy for Dixie and Brian and wish them the very best luck with the show. We encourage everyone to watch and root for TEAM DIXIE! Click here to watch The Pack Amazon Prime – The Pack You must have a membership to Amazon Prime to watch. (IHF does not own the rights to The Pack, nor does it benefit from you buying a membership. we just think it’s cool that our Dixie is famous).

As we go through the busy Thanksgiving and Christmas season, please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have, or if you need a speaker for a civic group. We are also always on the lookout for updated addresses, phone numbers and such for our heroes, both those who have flown with us and those who are waiting. Our website is open 24-hours a day with information for you!
With things continuing to change in our world all of Indy Honor Flight hopes you will stay safe, healthy and happy. Please enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday and take a moment to truly give thanks for another day of life with people you love. Welcome home.

In service,
Dale True, IHF Chairman

Laughter is the best Medicine!

A little Thanksgiving humor for us all!

If you have a joke you want to share for the December newsletter please email to 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!

29 shopping days till Chrismas!!!! Who is ready to shop?!?!?Don’t want to fight crowds, stand in lines or get out of your pajamas? We have a solution for you! 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!


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 #34 May 22, 2021

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

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