Thank you to all that Supported the Long Island Honor Flight this past Saturday.

Sep 26, 17 Thank you to all that Supported the Long Island Honor Flight this past Saturday.

Thank you to all that Supported the Long Island Honor Flight this past Saturday.
Over 55 motorcycle riders rallied at 5AM to escort 6 Veterans to the Airport from Nassau, Queens and Eastern Suffolk. Many others came to the airport by 6AM to greet and send off the Veterans. 100’s and 100’s came to the airport at 11PM to Welcome Home 11 World War 2 Veterans and 37 Korean War Veterans as well as the guardians and HFLI staff that joined them for the day.
We would also like to thank the all-Volunteer staff and board involved with Honor Flight Long Island for their dedication and passion, making sure that these Veterans aren’t forgotten and get their day in DC visiting the War Memorials.

This Trip had 5 Veterans from BOTGNY that joined the flight as guardians, accompanying the Veterans on one of their most memorable days, which included a visit to Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknown, World War 2 Memorial, Korea War Memorial, Navy Memorial, Air Force Memorial (Marine Memorial was closed for renovation). We again thank Honor Flight for offering us this wonderful opportunity.
We have been involved with HFLI for over 7 years coordinating Moring escorts for the WW2 Veterans as well as helping to make the Welcome Home bigger and bigger each flight.

The Veterans are flown to DC and bussed to Memorials at no cost to them, Guardians that accompany are charged a fee to cover expenses. The funds to cover the Veterans are all from donations that HFLI receives. These funds cover cost of the round air fare flight, the busses, as well as lunch, dinner and snacks.

Last December, members of BOTGNY and HFLI organized and funded a trip for 15 World War 2 to go see the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans, which we will be doing again this year taking 10 WW2 Veterans this December for an overnight trip. We are asking for donations to get these Heroes down to their museum, your donations are tax deductible and can be done via the BOTGNY website at http://www.bootsonthegroundny.com/product/ww2veteransourgreatestgeneration/ . We are losing these Heroes fast as they are all in their late 90’s and this is their last chance to see the wonderful displays at the museum.

For more information on Honor Flight Long Island, such as making a donation, applying to be a guardian or requesting a Veteran to be on the next flight please visit http://honorflightlongisland.org/

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