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WCNY presents Honor Flight Syracuse “10th Anniversary” Sept. 23 and “Homecoming Live: Mission 17” Sept. 24

WCNY, Central New York’s flagship public broadcaster, and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation presents Honor Flight Syracuse: “10th Anniversary” at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 and “Homecoming Live: Mission 17” at approximately 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 on WCNY-TV.

This Veterans Day, get inspired by the story of an organization that dedicates an incredible bevy of resources to honoring Veterans from across the Central New York region. They embark on a journey each year that starts far before the Honor Flight takes place and touches the hearts and minds of Veterans and families alike, as they leave no stone unturned, orchestrating a day filled with meaning all involved will never forget.

WCNY’s television event features the Honor Flight Syracuse organization and the stories of the local veterans chosen to tour their war memorials in Washington, DC. We hope that while watching, you feel like you’re there along for the ride. You will share this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with a group dedicated to preserving an appreciation for history and service to one’s country.

This year’s television event is presented by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and is sponsored by Woodlawn Cemetery & Mausoleums.

For viewing information, visit wcny.org/wheretowatch. To learn more about the show, visit wcny.org/honorflight/.

Members of the media interested in covering the event at Syracuse Hancock International Airport should contact lauren.easton@wcny.org by Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. EST.

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 expertly managed by a team of dedicated volunteers, and the veterans chosen 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.

About WCNY

WCNY was founded in 1965 as The Educational Television Council of Central New York. Today, it is a community-owned media company that produces content across multiple platforms, including television and radio programs, dynamic web and targeted email content, the WCNY CONNECT magazine, and social media. Through online streaming technology, WCNY has a global broadcast audience of viewers and listeners throughout the United States and 17 countries. WCNY operates five digital, pledge-free broadcast channels and three radio stations. Classic FM is one of a few radio stations in the world dedicated to locally programmed classical music.

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