FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Honor Flight Northeast Indiana has announced an August flight date for Purple Heart.
They will take off on National Purple Heart Day – August 7, 2023.
The trip will be the fifth flight during the 2023 HFNEI flying season and marks the largest nationwide Honor Flight trip dedicated to Purple Heart recipients.
The flight will take approximately 85 Veterans who have been awarded a Purple Heart in service to our country to see the memorials built in their honor in Washington DC.
HFNEI released the following:
Honor Flight Northeast Indiana (HFNEI) is proud to announce the date for a special Purple Heart Flight slated for 2023. The Flight will fall on National Purple Heart Day, which is celebrated on August 7, 2023. This previously announced flight will be a 5th flight for the HFNEI 2023 flying season and marks the largest Honor Flight nationwide flight dedicated to Purple Heart recipients.
Northeast Indiana Honor Flight Staff are excited to be able to take approximately 85 Veterans who have been awarded a Purple Heart in service to our country to see the memorials built in their honor in Washington DC.
Honor Flight Northeast Indiana was the recipient of the annual 2022 Penny Pitch Fundraiser by Fort Wayne radio station WOWO. Each year, a charitable organization is chosen to receive the funds raised by the WOWO staff with the support of area residents and volunteers from the organization. Honor Flight Northeast Indiana determined that all funds accumulated from the Penny Pitch efforts would go toward paying for this special flight to honor those wounded in military service.
Planning for the special Purple Heart Flight is on-going and will require many hours of preparation to accommodate the extra activities that will take place to give special honor to those who have sacrificed so much. Veterans who have not yet been on an Honor Flight and who have been awarded a purple heart are invited to apply through the website for Honor Flight Northeast Indiana www.hfnei.org.