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WCNY presents ‘Honor Flight: One More Tour’ Nov. 5 and 11

WCNY, Central New York’s flagship public broadcaster presents “Honor Flight: One More Tour” at 9 p.m. Nov. 5 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 on WCNY-TV.

The one-hour program highlights the story of an organization that dedicates incredible resources to honor veterans from across Central New York. They embark on journey each year that starts far before the Honor Flight takes place. The journey touches the hearts and minds of Veterans and families alike as they leave no stone unturned orchestrating a day filled with meaning.

For viewing information, visit wcny.org/wheretowatch.

“Honor Flight: One More Tour” features the Honor Flight Syracuse organization and the stories of the local veterans chosen to tour of their war memorials in Washington, D.C. From the incredibly dedicated volunteers preparing for the flight months ahead of the big day, to meeting Bart Chalone, a local 92-year old World War II Veteran from Fulton, NY – viewers will experience this once in a lifetime opportunity with a group dedicated to preserving an appreciation for history and service to one’s country.

Honor Flight Syracuse Mission:

The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created to honor America’s veterans and transport them via chartered plane to Washington, D.C. The Syracuse organization is managed by a team of dedicated volunteers. Selected veterans are escorted by trained guardians and medical staff throughout their entire experience. Once in D.C., these veterans are treated as VIPs throughout their tour. They are greeted by active military personnel and spend the day visiting and reflecting at the nation’s war memorials.

Upon return to Syracuse at the end of the day, Honor Flight organizes a welcome home celebration and parade in coordination with veterans’ groups and community organizations.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for both the veterans and those involved to understand the magnitude of what it means to serve one’s country.

Honor Flight Syracuse is one of 131 Regional Hubs in the National Honor Flight Network, and serves Veterans from the greater Syracuse area – covering 10 counties in Central and Northern New York and the Mohawk Valley.

Top priority is given to World War II survivors, then Korean War Veterans and terminally ill Vietnam Veterans. The national Honor Flight network has flown more than 20,000 veterans to Washington D.C. to see their memorial (since 2005) and there are more than 27,000 veterans who have applied and are on their waitlist.

This experience is provided to the selected veterans at absolutely no cost to them. The goal of Honor Flight Syracuse is to provide every single war veteran in the greater Syracuse area, willing and capable, to have the opportunity to visit their memorial at no cost.

Underwriting support is made possible by Clear Path for Veterans.

Haley Dubnoff
Director, Marketing, Communications & Creative Services
WCNY
415 W. Fayette St.
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 385-7317
haley.dubnoff@wcny.org
www.wcny.org

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