Honor Flight Rochester Remains Fiscally Strong

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Honor Flight Rochester Remains Fiscally Strong;
Continues Mission Flying Greater Rochester Area Veterans

ROCHESTER, NY – Honor Flight Rochester is aware that Honor Flight Buffalo is closing. We became aware of that at the same time as others. Honor Flight Rochester (HFR) wants to re-assure the community that we are still operational. HFR is fiscally strong and we have a large corps of volunteers to sustain our mission.

We have plans to continue flying World War II, Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War veterans and veterans of any era who suffer a catastrophic illness on a free Honor Flight. We continue to seek veterans from the Greater Rochester area for an Honor Flight.

While HFR is part of the national Honor Flight Network, we are a separate organization. We do our own fundraising and scheduling of Honor Flights. HFR’s territory is east of Buffalo and west of Syracuse and down the Southern Tier.

We are waiting to hear from the national Honor Flight Network for additional details. The HFR board of directors will be meeting to discuss this situation. We should also consider that it is possible that others in Buffalo could revive the program there. In the past, HFR volunteers assisted other New York cities establish their Honor Flight hubs.

Honor Flight Rochester – thanks to the generosity of the Greater Rochester community – has three missions scheduled for the spring: Mission 46 (April 30 – May 1); Mission 47 (May 21 – May 22); and Mission 48 (June 18 – June 19).

Mission 75 (60 vets)
October 22-23
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.