Honor Flight Rochester Lawn Sign Initiative


The 2020 suspension of Honor Flight Missions due to Covid-19 will continue at least through February 2021; it could be longer.

However, Honor Flight Rochester remains Mission Ready and is eager to resume full operations once the safety of our Veterans and Volunteers is no longer in doubt. Veterans on our fly lists have shown admirable patience awaiting their “trip of a lifetime,” considering the delays and uncertainties of this Covid pandemic.

Until we take to the skies again, Honor Flight Rochester will be visibly recognizing our wait-listed Veterans by placing a patriotic lawn sign at their residence declaring, “Honor Flight Rochester Salutes this Veteran with a future Honor Flight.” This lawn sign initiative will emphasize that the greater Rochester community and our country have not forgotten their great sacrifice and service for us. Indeed, we will deploy about 150 Honor Flight Rochester Volunteers to complete this Mission.

Sign delivery to the Veterans’ residences will start this weekend and conclude by noon on Veterans Day. Honor Flight Rochester volunteers will fully comply with all Covid-19 precautions and social distancing.

Below are two local news stories about the sign deliveries.  Please note that neither story clarifies that this initiative is only for veterans awaiting their turn to travel and not those who previously took the trip.  Flown Veterans already were honored by the fact they took their Honor Flight.

WROC: https://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/hfr-gives-new-lawn-signs-to-local-veterans/

WHAM: https://13wham.com/news/local/honor-flight-recognizes-veterans-during-the-pandemic

Mission 76 (58 vets)
April 15-16
Mission 77 (58 vets)
May 13-14
Mission 78 (59 vets)
June 17-18
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.