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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.

DATE: Sunday, September 29th, 2019

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

FLIGHT: Southwest Airlines Flight #2531

SCHEDULE FLIGHT ARRIVAL TIME: Scheduled to arrive 12:25 p.m.

WHERE: Greater Rochester International Airport

EMCEE: Marty Snyder – WHAM Channel 13

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: David G. Bellavia – Staff Sergeant, Medal of Honor Recipient, US Army

ANTHEM: Bruce Academy of Music Singers

MUSIC: Gates Keystone Club Police Pipes & Drums

COLOR GUARD: West Webster Fire Department

DEPARTURE: Saturday, September 28th; Honor Flight Rochester Mission 68 departs the Greater Rochester International Airport at 6:25 a.m. The veterans and their guardians arrive at 4 a.m. sharp.

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

HFR Welcomes Home Mission 66 Veterans

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

On Sunday, June 16th, Honor Flight Rochester (HFR) welcomes home Mission 66.

There are 60 veterans slated to fly on Mission 66. They include 1 World War II veteran, 8 Korean War veterans, 47 Cold War veterans and 4 Vietnam War veterans. They served in the in U.S. Army (25), U.S. Navy (16), U.S Air Force (10), U.S. Marine Corps (7) and Coast Guard (2).

Through the generous support of the Rochester area community, we are proud to announce HFR’s 66th Mission to DC. Our wonderful volunteers book the flights, hotels, meals, buses, etc. But it’s the financial support of this great community that makes these flights possible. Our veterans stepped up to protect our country, please come out on Sunday to welcome them home from their trip of a lifetime,” said HFR Co-founder & Director Jeff Gould.

This is the third of six missions for 2019. Not including Mission 66, HFR has escorted 3,149 men and women veterans on 65 Missions, all funded through the generous of donations from our community including individuals, organizations, corporations and hundreds of volunteers.

April 2019 Newsletter

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

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April 2019 Newsletter

HFR Welcomes Home Mission 65 Veterans

Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, 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.