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We Need Veterans for Honor Flights

Friday, July 7th, 2017

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Honor Flight Rochester has taken 2,588 men and women veterans from the Greater Rochester area on 54 well-deserved Honor Flight missions to visit their memorials in the nation’s capital.

Click on the link (a Microsoft Word document will open) below for more information on how to apply for a future Honor Flight mission.   Thank you to all our veterans!

HFR Wants You for an Honor Flight

Channel 13 Link To HRF:
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Channel 8 Link to HFR:
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Spectrum Link – Video and Article
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On Wings of Honor – 55 Plus Magazine

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Nice article on Honor Flight Rochester from 55 Plus Magazine at the link below:

On Wings of Honor – 55 Plus Magazine for Rochester’s active adults

Thank You Victor!

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

A BIG THANK YOU from Honor Flight Rochester to the Town of Victor and the Alex P. Davis Memorial Golf Tournament for their generous donations to our organization!

Messenger Post News Article:  http://www.mpnnow.com/news/20170703/victor-offers-its-gratitude-for-service

Mission 54 Media Coverage

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Mission 54 Media Coverage:

Channel 8:

http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/honor-flight-54-was-once-in-a-life-time-experience-for-veterans-of-the-greater-rochester-area/744698913

Channel 10:

http://www.whec.com/news/honor-flight-big-welcome-fathers-day/4518032/?cat=565

Spectrum News

http://www.twcnews.com/nys/rochester/news/2017/06/19/father-s-day-honor-flight-veteran-dads.html

Mission 54 News Release

Monday, June 12th, 2017

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Honor Flight Rochester Welcomes Home Veterans on Father’s Day

Mission 54 returns with 59 veterans on June 18

On Sunday, June 18, Honor Flight Rochester (HFR) will welcome home 59 veterans as part of Mission 54. This will be HFR’s third mission of 2017.

Among the ranks of veterans on Mission 54 roster are:

  • 35 Korean War
  • 11 World War II
  • 4  Korean War/Cold War
  • 3  World War II/Korea
  • 3  Cold War
  • 2  Vietnam War
  • 1   Cold War/Vietnam War

These veterans served in the U.S. Army (33), the U.S. Navy (10), the U.S. Air Force (7), the U.S. Marines (5), the U.S. Army Air Corps (3), and the U.S. Coast Guard (1).

The two-day HFR trip to Washington D.C. to visit the nation’s memorials is free to all honored veterans.  Flights are possible through community gifts and contributions. Veterans are encouraged to register for their honor flight at honorflightrochester.org.  Paper applications are also available.

DEPARTURE DATE: Saturday, June 17 – Honor Flight Rochester Mission 54 departs the Greater Rochester International Airport at 6:25 a.m. The veterans and their guardians arrive at 4 a.m.

RETURN DATE: Sunday, June 18, 2017

FLIGHT: Southwest Airlines Flight #2973

RETURN FLIGHT ARRIVAL TIME: 12:40 p.m.

PUBLIC WELCOME CELEBRATION: Approximately 1:10 p.m. after all veterans disembark the plane

WHERE: Greater Rochester International Airport

EMCEE: Adam Chodak, Anchor and Managing Editor, WROC-TV 8

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mike Giardino, Director of Aviation, Greater Rochester International Airport and retired  U.S. Navy Commander

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Pete Dupre

COLOR GUARD: Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 20

MUSIC: Fairport Fire Department

HONOR GUARD: Patriot Guard Riders (pgrny.org).

Honor Flight Rochester (www.honorflightrochester.org) – one of 135 established hubs in 42 states the national Honor Flight Network – is a not-for-profit, fully-volunteer organization with a goal of taking every World War II, Korean War, or Vietnam War veteran from the Greater Rochester area who otherwise would or could not go, to visit and reflect together at Washington D.C. Memorials built in their honor. The two-day HFR trip is free to all World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and veterans who served during the years 1947 – 1964 (“Cold War”). It’s also open to veterans of any era who suffer a catastrophic illness. Rochester’s flying season is April to October. To date, 2,531 veterans have now flown from the Greater Rochester area since the local organization began full-scale flights in early 2009.

Memorial Day Stories From Our Veterans

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

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Harmonica Pete Tunes Up To Throw Out First Pitch at a Nationals Game:

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/sports/2017/05/26/harmonica-pete-tunes-up-arm-1st-pitch-nationals-game/348736001/

Veteran John Foy explains the importance of Memorial Day:

http://www.whec.com/news/veterans-john-foy-memorial-day-importance/4498571/

 

A Memorial Day Tribute To Our Veterans – Just A Common Soldier

Friday, May 26th, 2017

This is why we do what we do in Honor Flight.  Thanks to Bruce P. for passing this along.

Click on the link below for a YouTube video called:  Just A Common Soldier

Just A Common Soldier

Please honor and give thanks to our veterans this Memorial Day.

Mission 53 News Release

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

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Honor Flight Rochester (HFR) Mission 53 Departs From Rochester on Saturday May 13 with 55 veterans

HFR will welcome home our 55 Mission 53 veterans to Rochester this Sunday, May 14. This HFR’s second mission of 2017.

The men and women veterans on Mission 53 served our nation in such conflicts as World War II, the Korean War (1950-53), and the Vietnam War. Some saw service during the Cold War period. Some served through more than one conflict. They wore the uniforms of the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Marines, and the U.S. Coast Guard.

The two-day HFR trip to Washington D.C. to visit the nation’s memorials is free to all honored veterans. Flights are possible through community gifts and contributions. Veterans are encouraged to register for their honor flight at honorflightrochester.org. Paper applications are also available at various town halls.

DEPARTURE DATE: Saturday, May 13, – Honor Flight Rochester Mission 53 departs the Greater Rochester International Airport at 6 a.m. The veterans and their guardians arrive at 4 a.m.

RETURN DATE: Sunday, May 14, 2017

RETURN FLIGHT: Southwest Airlines Flight #6277

SCHEDULE RETURN FLIGHT ARRIVAL TIME: 12:15 p.m.

PUBLIC WELCOME CELEBRATION: Approximately 12:40 p.m. after all veterans disembark the plane

WHERE: Greater Rochester International Airport

EMCEE: Maureen McGuire, WROC-TV 8

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Speaker Rich Stewart, President Honor Flight Rochester.

COLOR GUARD: U.S. Navy Reserve.

MUSIC: Pittsford Volunteer Fire Department. LumenEssence (U.S. anthem).

HONOR GUARD: Patriot Guard Riders (pgrny.org).

Honor Flight Rochester (www.honorflightrochester.org) – one of 135 established hubs in 42 states the national Honor Flight Network – is a not-for-profit, fully-volunteer organization with a goal of taking every World War II, Korean War, or Vietnam War veteran from the Greater Rochester area who otherwise would or could not go, to visit and reflect together at Washington D.C. Memorials built in their honor. The two-day HFR trip is free to all World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and veterans who served during the years 1947 – 1964 (“Cold War”). It’s also open to veterans of any era who suffer a catastrophic illness. Rochester’s flying season is April to October. To date, 2,477 veterans have now flown from the Greater Rochester area since the local organization began full-scale flights in early 2009.

April 2017 Newsletter

Monday, April 24th, 2017

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Click On the Link Below to Open the April 2017 HRF Newsletter:

HFR Newsletter April 2017

 

Mission 52 News Coverage

Monday, April 10th, 2017
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Channel 10 – Veterans head to Washington on Honor Flight
Channel 13 -Vets honored: Honor Flight Completes 1st Mission of 2017
http://13wham.com/news/local/vets-honored-honor-flight-completes-1st-mission-of-2017
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Mission 52 Welcome Home!! Photos will be available later this week on our Shutterfly page:
https://honorflightrochester.shutterfly.com/
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