HFR Welcomes Home Mission 69 Veterans

 

On Sunday, October 20th Honor Flight Rochester (HFR) welcomes home Mission 69 at the Greater Rochester International Airport.

There are 61 Veterans slated to fly on Mission 69. They include 5 World War II veteran, 7 Korean War veterans, 21 Cold War veterans and 28 Vietnam War veterans. They served in the U.S. Army (24), U.S. Navy (11), U.S. Air Force (17), and U.S. Marine Corps (9).

“Honor Flight Rochester is an eight hundred person all-volunteer organization. We truly take special care of each veteran because each trip is a ‘mission’ to HFR. And each of our missions sets the bar higher for being the best ever. We fly six times per year, three two-day overnights in the spring and three in the fall”, said HFR President & CEO, Rich Stewart.

This is the sixth and final mission for 2019. Not including Mission 69, HFR has escorted 3,318 men and women veterans on 68 Missions, all funded through the generous of donations from our community including individuals, organizations, corporations and hundreds of volunteers.

DATE: Sunday, October 20th, 2019

PUBLIC WELCOME CELEBRATION: Between 12:55 – 1:55 p.m., after the veterans have disembarked the plane.

FLIGHT: Southwest Airlines Flight #2099

SCHEDULE FLIGHT ARRIVAL TIME: Scheduled to arrive 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Greater Rochester International Airport

EMCEE: Nikki Rudd – WHEC Channel 10

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Charles M. Clark – Commander of the Monroe County American Legion

ANTHEM: The Buffalo Dolls

MUSIC: All In Brass Band

COLOR GUARD: Civil Air Patrol

DEPARTURE: Saturday, October 19th; Honor Flight Rochester Mission 68 departs the Greater Rochester International Airport at 6:20 a.m. The veterans and their guardians arrive at 4 a.m. sharp.

View our Mission Photos at: www.honorflightrochester.shutterfly.com

Mission 69
October 19-20
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.