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Flags of Our Heroes Ceremony at the War Memorial

December 10th, 2018

On December 9th, 2018 the Honor Flight Syracuse Flags of Our Heroes team honored American heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and making sure their families experience our Nation’s gratitude this holiday season. 
During the Flags of Our Heroes Presentation, 30 veterans and their families were honored at the Syracuse War Memorial. Each family was given a picture of their fallen loved one on a flag, as a token of appreciation and a way for their soldier to live on. 

Tops Donates to HFS!

December 4th, 2018



Many thanks to Tops Friendly Markets for welcoming Honor Flight to your Airport Plaza store on Friday to present us with a donation from the Gene Simmons appearance event in September. Tops is a strong supporter of Honor Flight, contributing funds and all the goodies our veterans receive in their Mission Day bags. We are so grateful for all you do!

PBS Airs HFS Documentary for Veterans Day

November 7th, 2018

Tune in or set your DVR to catch the PBS special on Honor Flight Syracuse!
Mark your calendar and set your DVR! The WCNY 1-hr special on HFS Mission 12 will debut Monday, November 5th at 9PM and repeat on Sunday, November 11th at 2PM.

See the link below for the preview and many thanks to Shane and Josh from PBS for joining us on Mission#12!

Youtube – www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReOKuy2eQG0

Liverpool Elks Club Donation

November 4th, 2018

Thanks to our friends at the Liverpool Elks Club and all who ran in their recent road race, with proceeds benefiting our mission to honor veterans!

HFS Receives Donation from WEBBY Golf Tourney

November 4th, 2018


Our work is only possible because of generous donors in the community who support us….many thanks to Sarah Webster, who designated the funds from her WEBBY golf tournament to our mission. Pictured L-to-R: Jeff Bastable, Board and Director of Philanthropy, Tom Shaw, Board Secretary and Director Flags of Our Heroes Program, Gene Gissin, HFS Flags of Our Heroes photographer, Sarah Webster, John Paddock, VP Board and Co-Founder, Gene Smith, HFS Alumni Veteran, Development Committee member.

Thank you Schneider Equipment!

October 17th, 2018

Many thanks to our friends at Schneider Equipment! Their recent golf tournament raised $2575 to support our mission. Pictured are Larry Thomson (L) and Dick Schneider, an Honor Flight alum.

Oswego Elks Lodge 271 Donates to HFS

September 27th, 2018

On September 26th, 2018 the Oswego Elks Lodge 271 presented a check for $1500 to Honor Flight Syracuse. The funds were donated from the Elks Grand Lodge Anniversary Grant. Many thanks to the Elks for their tremendous support of our mission to honor our nation’s veterans!

From left to right are: Bernie France, Elks Veteran and Honor Flight Alumnus; John Hall, Board of Directors Honor Flight Syracuse; Nelson Metz, Elks Exalted Ruler; and James Dillabough, Elks Veteran Co-Chairman.

Join us for Mission 12 Saturday, September 29!

September 27th, 2018

Saturday, September 29, 80 veterans from World War II, Korean War, and the Vietnam War will join us for Mission 12. The itinerary for the day is below and you can follow our day on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HonorFlightSyracuse. We will be posting updates all day from the memorials we visit. We will also be posting LIVE from our Welcome Home Ceremony that evening.

If you would like to join us at the Welcome Home, please read on for details:

Please arrive in time for the 6:40 pm arrival. Parking will be available in the Airport Garage at standard rates. Dress for the weather – the Veterans will parade from the terminal to a huge nearby tent for the Welcome Home Ceremony. The plane will land to a water-cannon salute outside the South Terminal. After parking in the garage, proceed to the Tent and you will be advised when the Veteran Parade will begin. Due to ongoing construction, all guests and attendees are asked to proceed directly to the tent, and not enter the terminal.

If you have questions, please message us on Facebook or email amydelia1@gmail.com.

 

SYRACUSE HONOR FLIGHT MISSION 12 ITINERARY (Times subject to change)

4:45 – 5:30 a.m.                       Veterans and Guardians Arrive @ Syracuse Airport

5:30 – 6:30 a.m.                       Airline Check in/Board Aircraft

6:40 a.m.                                  Departure AA Flight 9470 (Breakfast on the aircraft)

8:00 a.m.                                  Arrival Washington DC (Reagan National Airport)

8:15 – 9:00 a.m.                       Depart aircraft and board buses

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.                       Depart airport and travel to WWII Memorial

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.                     Visit WWII Memorial

10:30 – 12:15 p.m.                   Board Buses, Lunch, Visit Vietnam and Korea Memorials

12:15 p.m.                                Travel to Arlington National Cemetery

12:30 p.m.                                Arrive Arlington Cemetery

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.                       View “Changing of the Guard”        

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.                       Travel to U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.                       Visit USMC Monument

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.                       Drive by USAF Memorial (visit if time permits)

3:45 – 4:15 p.m.                        Return to Reagan National Airport and move to departure gate

4: 15 – 5:00 p.m.                       Board aircraft

5:15 p.m.                                  Depart Washington DC AA FLT 9470 (Meal on a/craft)

~6:35 – 6:55 p.m.                    Arrive Syracuse, Disembark & Assemble for Parade

~7:20 p.m.                                Parade Begins

~7:45 p.m.                                Welcome Home Ceremony 

Syracuse Brigadiers Alumni Association support Honor Flight Syracuse

May 31st, 2018

The Syracuse Brigadiers Alumni Association recently held a Bingo benefit at the Cicero American Legion and and named Honor Flight as the beneficiary of the proceeds. Many thanks for their generous donation of $2,500 to support our mission to honor and thank all veterans!

Pictured L to R:
Christian Manning – Vice President Syracuse Brigadiers Alumni Association, Tom Johnson – President Syracuse Brigadiers Alumni Association, John Hall – Honor Flight Syracuse Board of Directors, Lyle “Buzz” Porter – Commander American Legion Post 787 – Cicero, NY

AXA Makes 2018 Donation to HFS!

January 19th, 2018

What an awesome group! Honor Flight Syracuse board members gathered with AXA US staff yesterday to thank them for their generous donation to our mission. In addition to providing funds as one of our major sponsors, AXA staff dedicate hundreds of hours as HFS volunteers throughout the year.
THANK YOU AXA!

Mission #013
Planned: April 27, 2019
Mission #012
Completed: Sept 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.
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