Cazenovia celebrates Father’s Day with “Flags Of Our Heroes” event

The Flags Of Our Heroes program is a special way to honor the service of our deceased veterans. We bring a photo of the veteran, a copy of the obituary notice, and a flag of a deceased World War II veteran on a Mission. The flag and photo are placed in front of the World War II Memorial, and a photo is taken. The family receives a copy of the photo and a certificate from Honor Flight Syracuse upon return. We ensure the deceased veteran is shown the highest regard and respect at the World War II Memorial.

On Mission 005, we recognized 56 deceased veterans with this honor, including 51 from Cazenovia. A special ceremony was held by Cazenovia American Legion Post 88 on Father’s Day, with the certificates presented to the families by Thomas Shaw, an Honor Flight Syracuse board member and Flags of our Heroes lead.

To read more about this special event, view this article in the Cazenovia Republican. If you would like to have a deceased veteran honored on an upcoming mission, please email

Mission #016
Planned: Apr. 30, 2022
Mission #015
Completed: Sep. 25, 2021
Mission #014
Completed: Sep. 28, 2019
Mission #013
Completed: Apr. 27, 2019
Mission #012
Completed: Sep. 29, 2018
Mission #011
Completed: Apr. 28, 2018
Mission #010
Completed: Sep. 30, 2017
Mission #009
Completed: Apr. 29, 2017
Mission #008
Completed: Oct. 1, 2016
Mission #007
Completed: Apr. 30, 2016
Mission #006
Completed: Oct. 3, 2015
Mission #005
Completed: Apr. 25, 2015
Mission #004
Completed: Oct. 4, 2014
Mission #003
Completed: Apr. 5, 2014
Mission #002
Completed: Oct. 5, 2013
Mission #001
Completed: Oct. 6, 2012
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 Rochester and Buffalo area's to visit and register with their local Honor Flight hubs before registering with Syracuse Honor Flight.
Honor Flight Syracuse

Honor Flight Syracuse