Wednesday, September 28th County Executive Debbie Preston joined Twin Tiers Honor Flight’s Nancy Kane, Broome County Legislators, Commissioner of Aviation David Hickling, Sponsors (Maines Paper and Food Service, Magic City Music Hall, Weis Markets, McGirk’s Irish Pub and Uno’s Grill) and more to announce the second Honor Flight that will depart from The Greater Binghamton Airport November 12th 2016.
Local World War II, Korean War, Vietnam Veterans, as well as terminally ill veterans who served their country, will be flown to Washington, D.C., free of charge to visit and reflect at their memorials in our nation’s capital. Guardians fly with the Veterans to provide assistance and to help the Veterans have a safe, memorable and rewarding experience. See what Veteran Peter Yezzi had to say about the 2014 honor flight here: http://bit.ly/2cQPIQh
The flight this November will take off from Hangar 1 at BGM and will return at 8:30pm that evening. We welcome the entire community to be there when these Veterans return for our homecoming to thank them for their dedication and service to our Country.
The Honor Flight is a chance to honor the sacrifices of our Veterans to whom we owe so much.
“We who were born in the World War II Era, (too young to participate) remember the huge effort these gallant men, women and their families made to preserve freedom for our Nation, in that war and the ones to follow. I am delighted to be part of the announcement of this gift of our hearts to them. This Honor Flight is in gratitude for their service and, is a dedication to them as they reflect on the huge gift they gave all of us.” -Ron Heebner Broome County Legislator
If you are looking to support this phenomenal cause, join us at the Twin Tiers Honor Flight Blood Drive and Spaghetti Dinner, Tuesday 10/25 from 3pm-7pm at the OLGC gym. Dinner is $10 for adults, $5 for children, and all children under 3 eat free. Can’t make it? You can also help support the cause by participating in the Wheelchair Campaign, for Veterans to use on their next flight: http://www.twintiershonorflight.org/wheelchair-campaign.html
See photos from our last flight in November 2014 here: https://flybgm.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/honoring-our-nations-veterans-at-bgm/