Roanoke veterans support Honor Flight

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ROANOKE — Honor Flight Northeast Indiana celebrated its 31st flight to Washington D.C. April 24, its first of four flights planned for 2019. The flight was sponsored through donations from Roanoke American Legion Post 160.

“While the April 24, 2019 Honor Flight is dedicated to the veterans who have served our country, it is the support, encouragement, and financial donations from the Roanoke American Legion Post that make this April 24 Honor Flight possible,” Honor Flight Northeast Indiana President Dennis Covert said.

A major supporter of Honor Flight Northeast Indiana since 2009, members and volunteers from the Post have contributed hundreds of volunteer hours, conducted fundraising events and served area veterans. The Post’s efforts have raised more than $100,000 for Honor Flight Northeast Indiana.

“Roanoke American Legion Post 160 has had the privilege and honor to support veterans through HFNEI. With the enormous support from our small town and surrounding communities, our benefit concerts and auctions have been a huge success toward Honor Flight Northeast Indiana dedicating this flight to our Post. We continue to proudly stand beside and behind our veterans,” Post Auxiliary and Honor Flight Benefit Board Member Julie Isch said.

Honor Flight #31 transported 84 veterans: 4 WWII veterans, 63 Korea veterans, 7 Cold War veterans and 10 Vietnam veterans. To date, 2,210 veterans have been transported to Washington D.C. by Honor Flight Northeast Indiana to reflect upon the memorials built in their honor.

95 percent of all donations go directly toward the veterans’ trips. Honor Flight Northeast Indiana Inc. is a volunteer, nonprofit, 501©(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.