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April 2019 Newsletter

May 2nd, 2019

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April 2019 Newsletter

HFR Welcomes Home Mission 65 Veterans

May 1st, 2019

On Sunday, May 5th, Honor Flight Rochester (HFR) welcomes home Mission 65 at the Greater Rochester International Airport.

There are 48 Veterans slated to fly on Mission 65. They include 3 World War II veterans, 9 Korean War veterans, 33 Cold War veterans and 3 Vietnam War veterans. They served in the in U.S. Army (20), U.S. Navy (13), U.S Air Force (9), U.S. Marine Corps (5) and Merchant Marine (1).

“We can never thank our veterans enough for their service and sacrifice. Our tagline is, ‘We Leave No Veteran Behind.’ Of course each veteran must be safe to travel; however, many more than you might guess who are in their eighties and nineties are up for it. Our whirlwind trip lasts only a day and a half and each veteran is well tended to.” said HFR President & CEO Richard Stewart.

This is the second of six missions for 2019. Not including Mission 65, HFR has escorted 3,101 men and women veterans on 64 Missions, all funded through the generous of donations from our community including individuals, organizations, corporations and hundreds of volunteers.

M65 Fact Sheet

April 10th, 2019

Please click the link below to see our updated Fact Sheet which includes statistics through M64:

https://honorflightrochester.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/M65-Fact-Sheet.pdf

HFR Welcomes Home M64 Veterans on 4/7

April 3rd, 2019

There are 57 Veterans slated to fly on Mission 64. They include 6 World War II veterans, 31 Korean War veterans, 15 Cold War veterans and 5 Vietnam veterans. They served in the in U.S. Army (37), U.S. Navy (11), U.S Air Force (6), U.S. Marine Corps (2) and U.S. Coast Guard (1).

“We are excited to start our eleventh year of operations and look forward to sharing our community’s thanks with more area Veterans. With ten successful years behind us, this year we have reorganized our operations to achieve more efficiencies and greater volunteer opportunities as we start a new decade of service. Mission 64 is the result of those efforts,” said HFR Co-founder & Chairman of the Board Peter J. Glennon (Maj. USAF ret.).

This is the first of six missions for 2019. Not including Mission 64, HFR has escorted 3,045 men and women veterans on 63 Missions, all funded through the generous of donations from our community including individuals, organizations, corporations and hundreds of volunteers. People interested in volunteering or donating to HFR can find information on www.HonorFlightRochester.org.

County Executive Cheryl DiNolfo with Jerry Butterbrodt and Rich Stewart announce the 2019 Rochester International Airshow featuring the U.S.A.F Thunderbirds.

March 22nd, 2019


County Executive Cheryl DiNolfo with Jerry Butterbrodt and Rich Stewart at the airport on March 21 to announce the 2019 Rochester International Airshow on Aug 24 & 25 featuring the U.S.A.F Thunderbirds. The presenting sponsor is American Equipment of Farmington, NY. Proceeds from the weekend will benefit Honor Flight Rochester.

February 2019 Newsletter

February 28th, 2019

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November 3rd, 2018

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September 4th, 2018

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June 2018 HFR Newsletter

June 26th, 2018

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HFR Newsletter June 2018

HFR Co-Founder and Chairman Peter J. Glennon Selected to NYS Senate Veteran Hall of Fame Class of 2018

May 15th, 2018

HFR Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board Peter J. Glennon Selected to NYS Senate Veteran Hall of Fame Class of 2018

ROCHESTER, NY – Peter J. Glennon, co-founder and chairman of the board of directors for Honor Flight Rochester, Inc. (HFR), is among this year’s honorees selected to the New York State Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame. Glennon is the principal of The Glennon Law Firm, P.C. He retired from the U.S. Air Force/New York Air National Guard with the rank of major after more than 24 years of service.

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Unfortunately veterans cannot choose what flight they will travel on due to medical and logistic issues associated with the flight process. We also encourage veterans from the Syracuse and Buffalo area's to visit and register with their local Honor Flight hubs before registering with Rochester Honor Flight.