Honor Flight with 50 World War II veterans departing Albany International Airport Saturday


ALBANY, N.Y. -- Leatherstocking Honor Flight, the Capital District's longest continuously operating non-profit organization that flies World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. to experience their Memorial at no cost to them, announces their second Honor Flight for 2014:

Who: Leatherstocking Honor Flight with over 50 World War II veterans. This flight coincides with the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. Veterans range in age from their late 80s to mid-late 90s.

What: One day trip to Washington, D.C. so Veterans can experience their memorial as well as other memorials and Arlington National Cemetery

Where: Albany International Airport

When: Saturday, June 7, 2014.

7:30 a.m.: WWII veterans arrive at Albany International Airport

7:45 a.m.: Send-Off Ceremony in the Baggage Claim area

9:40 a.m.: Southwest Airlines departure for Baltimore-Washington

9:30 p.m.: WWII veterans return to Albany International Airport; Welcome Home Ceremony

Participating in the Pre-Flight Ceremony will be: U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, Lt. Colonel Dean Johnson, 109th Airlift Wing ANG

About: Established in 2008, Leatherstocking Honor Flight is a hub of the National Honor Flight Network, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to taking World War II Veterans to Washington, D.C. to experience their WWII Memorial at no cost. All trips for the Veterans are paid for through donations and fundraisers. Leatherstocking Honor Flight serves Albany and over 15 counties in the Greater Capital District area, as well as Vermont and Western Massachusetts.


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