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M14 Flown Veteran Honored by President

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Jack Foy, M14 flown veteran, was honored by President Trump in his NYC Veterans Day speech.

This special invitation to Jack (with his son Kevin) included being seated with the Trump family.

Jack’s military actions 75 years ago included the Battle of the Bulge which was Germany’s last major offensive before its resounding defeat.

 

Thank you to all who contributed to another successful year for Honor Flight Rochester in 2019. 

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

October 2019 Newsletter

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

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October Newsletter

Article about Geneseo HFR Veteran Appears in the “Livingston County News”

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

 

Thanks again for flying with us Al!

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HFR Welcomes Home Mission 69 Veterans

Friday, October 18th, 2019

 

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.

View our Mission Photos at: HonorFlightRochester.Shutterfly.com

HFR Welcomes Home Mission 68 Veterans

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

 

On Sunday, September 29th Honor Flight Rochester (HFR) welcomes home Mission 68.

There are 59 Veterans slated to fly on Mission 68. They include 2 World War II veteran, 9 Korean War veterans, 37 Cold War veterans and 11 Vietnam War veterans. They served in the in U.S. Army (26), U.S. Navy (20), U.S. Air Force (7), U.S. Marine Corps (5) and U.S. Coast Guard (1).

“When Honor Flight Rochester was formed nobody imagined the future success. Thank you Greater Rochester area – veterans, volunteers and community – who made HFR one of the most flourishing hubs. Applications never expire. With this fall’s flying season we hope finally to have flown most all pre-Vietnam era veterans on our Fly List. HFR is in this for the long haul” said HFR President & CEO, Rich Stewart.

This is the fifth of six missions for 2019. Not including Mission 68, HFR has escorted 3,262 men and women veterans on 67 Missions, all funded through the generous of donations from our community including individuals, organizations, corporations and hundreds of volunteers.

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

HFR Welcomes Home Mission 67 Veterans

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

 

On Sunday, September 8th Honor Flight Rochester (HFR) welcomes home Mission 67 at the Greater Rochester International Airport.

There are 55 Veterans slated to fly on Mission 67. They include 2 World War II veteran, 18 Korean War veterans, 33 Cold War veterans and 2 Vietnam War veterans. They served in the in U.S. Army (27), U.S. Navy (10), U.S Air Force (9) and U.S. Marine Corps (9).

On behalf of our more than 850 passionate volunteers, it is truly an honor to be a part of this wonderful endeavor! More than 250 volunteers are involved with planning and executing each mission. We take great pride in delivering the trip of a lifetime to our honored veterans! Please join us on Sunday September 8th as we Welcome Home Mission 67” said HFR Vice President of Volunteer Resources, Greg Foust.

This is the fourth of six missions for 2019. Not including Mission 67, HFR has escorted 3,207 men and women veterans on 66 Missions, all funded through the generous of donations from our community including individuals, organizations, corporations and hundreds of volunteers.

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

August 2019 Newsletter

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

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August Newsletter

Ultimate Brasstacular Supports Honor Flight

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Ultimate Brasstacular is set for Sunday, July 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Greece American Legion Post 468 on Dorsey Road. Proceeds will benefit Honor Flight …

Ultimate Brasstacular supports Honor Flight

June 2019 Newsletter

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

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June 2019 Newsletter