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102 Purple Heart Recipients Set to Go On Honor Flight

Honor Flight Northeast Indiana (HFNEI) is just two weeks away from celebrating the sacrifices that 102 Purple Heart recipient Veterans made for our country.  We will be transporting what is the largest single contingent of Purple Heart Veterans by an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. to reflect and pay tribute at the memorials built in their honor.

“First and foremost, we would like to thank our Veterans for their service to this great Country.  Secondly, the amount of community support and donations have been incredible, especially the WOWO Penny Pitch staff and volunteers”, HFNEI President Cathy Berkshire noted. “There have been some additional logistics to work out for this trip, but everyone involved has gone above and beyond to make this trip special.  Normally we take 85 Veterans, but we have over 100 Veterans on this trip.  Many Veterans have voluntarily opted not to take a local guardian to allow us to take additional Veterans on this trip.  We will be providing a volunteer guardian from DC for these Veterans.  Not only did these Veterans give more during their service – but they continue to give back by supporting their fellow Purple Heart Comrades today.”

For the full article, see the April 2 edition of the Parke County Sentinel.