Let's Keep Our Veterans Flying!

Honor Flight Buffalo

P. O. Box 338, Buffalo, NY 14223 (716)254-4376

a Federal 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit Charity Organization

 

For Immediate Release:                                 

 

Honor Flight Buffalo one of the 142 “Official Hubs” of the Honor Fight Network across 43 States will take off on its trip of a lifetime for our World War II heroes from across Western New York on Flight #18 on Saturday, October 24, 2015 wrapping up its flying season for 2015. 600 Veterans will be seeing their memorial for the first time on one of the seven other Honor Flight Hubs in attendance on the 24th of October.

 

Honor Flight Buffalo invites you to the Send Off and to Welcome Home our World War II Heroes also known as the Greatest Generation. These men represent:  14 Army, 5 Navy, 3 Army Air Force, 2 Marine Corps, 1 Air Force and 1 Merchant Marine

 

The youngest Veteran is 89 and the oldest Veteran is 99! They are all heroes for allowing us the Freedom we have today. On Saturday, after waiting seven decades, this Greatest Generation will see their memorial for the first time and honored throughout the day at the various memorials. These heroes were electricians, infantry men, radio operator, pilot and co-pilot on B17’s and B24’s (32 missions), military police, mechanics, warehouse foreman and a “bazooka man”. These men served in Japan (during the signing of the treaty), Italy, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Pearl Harbor, China, and stateside. During their service they were at the Battle of the Bulge, Normandy (Omaha Beach), and Battle of Rhineland.  These men were recipients of Purple Hearts, Bronze and Silver Stars.  One hero was a Prisoner of War for 4½ months captured at the Battle of the Bulge.

 

CEREMONY SEND-OFF AT 4:45 AM 

 

4:30 am Veterans and Guardians will arrive at Buffalo/Niagara Airport

 

Departure Information    Southwest Airlines Flight # 1385

 

Depart Buffalo             6:25 a.m.

Arrive Baltimore         7:45 a.m.

 

WELCOME HOME CEREMONY AT approximately 7:50 P.M.

 

Arrival Information         Southwest Airlines Flight # 1465

 

Depart Baltimore        6:35 p.m.

Arrive Buffalo              7:40 p.m.

 

The History of Honor Flight Buffalo

Co-founded by  Lisa A. Wylie, Jo-Anne Wylie and Charles D. Dunkle, in 2009, Honor Flight Buffalo became an “official” Hub of the Honor Flight Network and formed in honor and in memory of the Wylie sister’s Dad ~ S/SGT Robert P. Wylie, U.S. Army Air Corps, World War II Veteran and Charter Member of the building of the World War Memorial who never had the privilege of seeing his Memorial.  Flight #16 will bring Honor Flight Buffalo’s total to 416 World War II Veterans escorted to see their memorial. 

 

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO WELCOME THESE HEROES HOME!  Currently there are approximately 850,000 World War II Veterans remaining of the 16 million that served.  We are losing our heroes at the rate of 500 per day.

 

Honor Flight Buffalo is a Federal 501c3 Not-for-Profit Charity Organization