Honor Flight of Southern Indiana receives major donation

Honor Flight of Southern Indiana, Inc. and Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc. have announced Toyota Indiana will donate $50,000 to HFSI to enable 85 military veterans to fly to Washington, D.C. for the day at no cost.

“We are forever grateful to Toyota Indiana for their generous donation for our cause,” said Joe Miller, president of Honor Flight of Southern Indiana, Inc. “This is in addition to a similar donation last year which underwrote sending 85 Veterans to Washington, D.C. We hope to continue a long-lasting relationship between HFSI and Toyota Indiana along with Toyota Indiana’s team members.”

Founded in 2014, HFSI has flown a total of 794 veterans — 382 WWII, 396 Korea, and 16 Vietnam—to the nation’s capital to see the memorials erected in their honor at no cost to them.

The day’s agenda is packed full of excitement beginning in the early hours of the morning as the Veterans depart Evansville Regional Airport on a chartered plane to D.C. where they’ll visit the World War II Memorial, Korea Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknowns, and the Air Force Memorial before heading back home that night to a huge welcome home parade. There will even be four Veterans randomly selected to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

“We are proud to sponsor the EVV 11 Honor Flight,” said Tim Hollander, vice president of administration for Toyota Indiana. “I have seen first-hand what a meaningful and memorable experience Honor Flight is for these men and women. We’re thankful to our nations veterans and honored to celebrate them through this partnership.”

For more information on Honor Flight of Southern Indiana, visit http://www.HonorFlightSI.org.

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