Twin Tiers Honor Flight Seeks Veterans for Free Washington D.C. Trip
The Twin Tiers Honor Flight might be a small organization, but we are mighty, covering the Olean, New York area all the way to the Wilkes-Barre area and we're on a mission to fulfill the dreams of our veterans, both men and women who served in battle, as support, or in the medical field, to travel absolutely free to their war memorial (s) in Washington D.C. Top priority is given to senior veterans such as World War II survivors and those terminally ill who fought in later conflicts.
On May 12, 2018, the Twin Tiers Honor Flight flew our 7th mission out of Binghamton, with approximately 60 veterans, for a day of honor and for the veterans to see their war memorials for the first time. Our next trip is scheduled for the first weekend of October (a two-day/overnight bus trip) and we're looking for veterans who would like to travel with us.
Many veterans haven’t heard of the Twin Tiers Honor Flight and in turn, don’t realize that they’re eligible for our Honor Flight trips, free of charge. If you know a veteran who hasn't ever seen their war memorial but who would like to and who would like to be part of an upcoming Twin Tiers Honor Flight, please have them fill out an application at http://twintiershonorflight.org/ or call 800-683-5403.
About Honor Flight
The mission of the Honor Flight Network is to transport American veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices. The Twin Tiers Honor Flight – one of over 146 established hubs in the United States as part of the national Honor Flight Network – is a not-for-profit, fully-volunteer organization. Honor Flight is a federally recognized 501 (c) (3) organization, registered with the New York State Charities Bureau (New York State Registration Number: 44-32-54) and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations (Pennsylvania Registration Number: 105768). Since 2005, the Honor Flight Network has escorted more than 200,000 veterans to their memorials, free of charge to the veterans. The cost of just one Honor Flight can range from $45,000 to over $80,000 per trip and flights are made possible through community gifts and contributions. Additionally, the Twin Tiers Honor Flight has been awarded Platinum Level for transparency on Guidestar.org.