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October 2019 Newsletter

October 27th, 2019

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October Newsletter

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

October 27th, 2019

 

Thanks again for flying with us Al!

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HFR Welcomes Home Mission 69 Veterans

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.

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

HFR Welcomes Home Mission 68 Veterans

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

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

August 28th, 2019

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August Newsletter

Ultimate Brasstacular Supports Honor Flight

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

July 3rd, 2019

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June 2019 Newsletter

HFR Welcomes Home Mission 66 Veterans

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

May 2nd, 2019

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April 2019 Newsletter

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.