FORT WAYNE, Indiana (ADAMS) – Honor Flight Northeast Indiana (HFNEI) will add a fifth flight in 2023 to celebrate veterans who have received a Purple Heart medal.
HFNEI was recently selected as the 75th Annual Penny Pitch recipient by WOWO Radio and says proceeds from this fundraiser will be dedicated to a flight honoring this distinguished group of veterans.
Veterans who have received the Purple Heart have been wounded during their military service, some multiple times.
These veterans did everything to defend and protect our country and our freedoms.
Honor Flight Northeast Indiana President Cathy Berkshire states, “We have 4 traditional Honor Flights planned for 2023; 2 in the spring and 2 in the fall for veterans on our ever-expanding waitlist. This special funding, separate from our normal gifts and donations, will allow us to add that extra 5th flight for our Purple Heart Veterans. This flight will not displace deserving veterans currently on the waitlist or use donations earmarked for regular travel. We are grateful to WOWO for selecting Honor Flight as their 2023 penny pitch recipient and for the generosity of their audience, which allows us to honor these extraordinary heroes!”
Honor Flight representatives released the following:
If you’re a Purple Heart recipient, have never flown a flight of honor and haven’t applied – visit this site and apply today regardless of when you served.
Specify in the application notes that you are a Purple Heart recipient and HFNEI will contact you to verify and add you to the special flight list. Honor Flight NEI accepts first 85 Purple Heart Veterans to apply. If you are already on the waiting list and are a Purple Heart recipient, please email: [email protected] and they update your application and add you to the list.
“Honor Flight Network is thrilled to support this unique Honor Flight journey with Purple Heart Veterans from Honor Flight Northeast Indiana,” said Meredith Rosenbeck, CEO of Honor Flight Network. “I share the excitement of the Honor Flight Northeast Indiana team as they begin the planning process to provide these Purple Heart Veterans with a unique opportunity to share their stories with fellow Purple Heart Veterans.”
For more information about Honor Flight Northeast Indiana, its mission and flight information, visit www.hfnei.org.