Honor Flight Long Island

Hello Friends of Honor Flight Long Island


Our September 23rd flight was great!  We had 11 WWII Veterans and 45 Korean War Veterans on board for a sunny and bright visit to their National Memorials in Washington, DC.
 
Jim Kenny, one of our board members, created this short highlights video you’ll all enjoy. https://youtu.be/R2_BhnrL47w And our photographer, Ray Geminski, along with his son, Chris Geminski, have posted their great photos on our website for everyone to see and copy. www.honorflightlongisland.org  go to the galleries. NOTE: this is our 10th year anniversary, having now flown 1410 veterans on 37 flights since 2007.
 

Our September 23rd Flight Reunion will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Air Power Museum in Farmingdale, NY.

Veterans and Guardians from that flight are invited along with family members and friends. It’s a casual event when the Tribute Photo Journals will be presented to our Veterans and when we hope everyone takes the opportunity to visit with these Veterans, have a cup of coffee, enjoy the exhibits, enjoy the camaraderie and maybe make a lunch date. A separate invitation to the participating veterans will be mailed soon but you can mark your calendars now and share the information with anyone! And let us know you’re coming!! Put September 23rd Reunion in the subject line.
 
Our next flight is booked for Saturday, May 12, 2018. We have a waiting list and will contact eligible veterans in January 2018 with flight details.
 
If you’re a hopeful guardian or a past guardian who still wants to be considered for a flight, please email vbennett@southamptontownny.gov as we work to update our existing list. Though we give Veterans’ family members first dibs as a guardian, we usually need around 30 nonrelated guardians per flight. The list we have is too short. We’re providing a FREE, REQUIRED Guardian Training now too that is meant to prevent certain flight-day problems we’ve experience in the past. Put HFLI Guardian in the subject line.
 
We also need DRIVERS for veterans who don’t have a way to get to and from the airport. If you can help with that, let us know just how far you will go to help a VET. Put HFLI Drivers in the subject line.
 
This weekend the U.S. Marine Band from Washington, D.C., is performing one concert only on Long Island as part of its National Concert Tour. The concert is FREE but tickets are required. They have performed for dozens and dozens of Honor Flights at the World War II Memorial and are looking forward to finally coming to Long Island. The concert will feature a Salute to the Armed Forces when veterans are asked to stand and be recognized as their service song is performed. Please share this information:

Free tickets at marineband.ticketleap.com
Saturday, October 21st at 7:30 pm
HALF HOLLOW HILLS HIGH SCHOOL EAST AUDITORIUM
50 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills, NY 11746
 
Thanks for your support!!
Vee Bennett
Honor Flight Long Island
vbennett@southamptontownny.gov
631-702-2423
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