Honor Flight Northeast Indiana (HFNEI) will celebrate its 31st flight to Washington D.C. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. This is the first of four flights planned for 2019.
HFNEI Flight #31 is being sponsored through donations from Roanoke American Legion Post 160. A major supporter of Honor Flight Northeast Indiana since 2009, members and volunteers from the Post have contributed hundreds of volunteer hours, conducted fund-raising events and proudly served area veterans. Their efforts throughout the past 10 years raised over $100,000 for HFNEI.
Post Auxiliary and Honor Flight Benefit Board Member Member Julie Isch states “Roanoke American Legion Post 160 has had the privilege and honor to support veterans through HFNEI. With the enormous support from our small town and surrounding communities, our benefit concerts and auctions have been a huge success toward Honor Flight Northeast Indiana dedicating this flight to our Post. We continue to proudly stand beside and behind our veterans.”
Honor Flight #31 currently consists of a total of 84 veterans: 4 WWII veterans, 63 Korea veterans, 7 Cold War veterans and 10 Vietnam veterans. To date 2209? veterans have been transported to Washington by Honor Flight Northeast Indiana to reflect upon the memorials built in their honor.
Veterans and volunteer guardians will gather at the 122nd Fighter Wing of the Indiana Air National Guard at 5:30 a.m. with take-off projected to be at 7:30 a.m. Returning home, the community is encouraged to patriotically welcome the veterans in the Main Terminal of the Fort Wayne International Airport the evening of April 24th. Return time is tentative, but expected to be at approximately 9:00 p.m. More information regarding the public’s participation and return timing will be shared on the group’s Facebook page at HFNEI.
Honor Flight Northeast Indiana President, Dennis Covert, states “While the April 24, 2019 Honor Flight is dedicated to the veterans who have served our country, it is the support, encouragement, and financial donations from the Roanoke American Legion Post that make this April 24 Honor Flight possible.”
95% of all donations go directly towards the veterans’ trips. Honor Flight NE Indiana, Inc. is a volunteer, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.