Honor Flight Sendoff From Stewart On Saturday October 6
Eighty-four veterans will be aboard when Hudson Valley Honor Flight sends its 21st mission to Washington, D.C. on Saturday.
All residents are welcome to attend either a pre-flight sendoff at 6:30 a.m. or a 7:30 p.m. welcome home rally when they return from their visit to the monuments to the wars in which they served.
This group includes 50 Korean War veterans, 24 World War II veterans, and four who served in both wars. The others include four Vietnam veterans, one Iraq/Kosovo veteran and one who served during the post-World War II era.
They also represent a wide geographic area, including 17 from Orange County, 15 from Ulster County, three from Sullivan County, and one from Pike County, Pa. Other counties represented include Dutchess, 14; Rockland 10; Westchester, 9; Putnam, 4; one each from Staten Island and Warren and Cattaraugus counties; seven from three New Jersey counties; and one from Fairfield County, Conn.