|I Salute all of the men and women, who
ensure mine and America's Freedom!
God Bless you and your families!
A very special Thanks to all of our sponsors! Without your generous
donations these amazing trips can not happen. The Hudson Valley Honor Flight
Committee thanks you from the bottom of our hearts!
Please view a list of our sponsors and tell them thanks!
|History of Honor Flight
|What is Honor Flight?
Watch this video. It is a good overview of the Honor Flight Network and what this
program means to the tens of thousands of WWII Veterans that Honor Flight
have transported to THEIR memorial.
The Honor Flight Network program was conceived by Earl
Morse, a physician assistant and Retired Air Force Captain.
Earl wanted to honor the veterans he had taken care of for
the past 27 years. After retiring from the Air Force in 1998,
Earl was hired by the Department of Veterans Affairs to work
in a small clinic in Springfield, Ohio. In May of 2004, 65 years
after the wars end, the World War II Memorial was unveiled
in Washington, DC. The Memorial quickly became a hot topic
for the Veterans around the VA clinic where Morse worked.
However, Morse only knew of one patient who actually made
it to the memorial, the rest did not survive long enough to
see their plans through or simply could not afford to go.
Morse formed National Honor Flight in order to raise funds
for Veterans to receive an all-expense paid trip to
Washington, DC to view the Memorial that was erected in
their honor. The Honor Flight Network now has over 70
chapters throughout the United States and 2011 marks their
seventh year running. They have successfully and have
safely transported over 81,000 World War II, Korean, and
Vietnam Veteran’s to Washington, DC.
|Hudson Valley Honor Flight