Help Our WWII Veterans Visit The Monument They Inspired
In the summer of 2009, Grant Thompson arranged a flight for his wife's Great Uncle Marvin, a WWII veteran and survivor of the Battle of the Bulge to see the newly constructed World War II Memorial. It was a life-changing event for the Thompson family, and Grant and his wife Tammy - owners of Cables for Less - decided that this experience must be shared with as many Indiana based veterans as possible. Over the next year they searched for other Veterans to share this experience but sadly they are getting hard to find.
Starting in a very similar, small way the Honor Flight Network was founded in 2005 by a doctor from Ohio. The first flight consisted of six small planes carrying 12 Veterans to DC. At the end of the 2011 flying season, the network includes 114 hubs across the country and has flown over 85,000 Veterans to DC at no charge to them. Indy Honor Flight is proud to be one of the newest hubs in this wonderful organization.
So our patriotic director had the right idea in 2009. It was not until 2011 that he learned of the National organization which had been formed for the very same purpose - yet on a much larger scale. Now with a group of dedicated volunteers we are organized, energetic and ready to make the dreams of so many deserving Veterans a reality.
We encourage you to get involved now. This is a large task we have taken on. With the paperwork completed, the phone lines ready etc. we are ready to get busy. And busy we shall be! Most honor flights consist of approximately 80 Veterans and 80 volunteers (Guardians, trip leaders and health professionals). A trip of this magnitude obviously requires much planning as well as financial support.
There's no greater way to say thanks...