Photos by Bob McCormick
Hundreds cheered on Saturday as Hudson Valley Honor Flight completed another mission to Washington. Bookends for the day were a pre-flight sendoff at 6:30 a.m. and a Welcome Home Rally at 8 p.m. at New York Stewart International Airport.
Hudson Valley Honor Flight (HVHF) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization which “Honors American Veterans” for all their sacrifices. It transport these heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials at no cost to them.
Hudson Valley Honor Flight flies multiple times a year out of Stewart International Airport and Westchester County Airport. HVHF serves veterans from the following counties: Orange (NY), Ulster (NY), Dutchess (NY), Westchester (NY), Rockland (NY), Sullivan (NY), Putnam (NY), Pike (PA), Bergen (NJ), and Fairfield (CT).
Veterans from other surrounding counties will be considered as well.
Top priority is given to those of the Greatest Generation, that of World War II, and terminally ill veterans from other wars.