Indy Honor Flight recognized at Statehouse

Posted by: Kim Heffner  | Tuesday, January 27, 2015

STATEHOUSE — State Representative Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) recognized the Indy Honor Flight and its many volunteers with a resolution for faithfully serving Indiana’s veterans. The resolution passed the House unanimously.

“Indy Honor Flight has flown nine flights and transported 635 veterans free of charge,” said Rep. Cherry. “It was an honor recognizing this organization and the 2,000 plus Hoosiers who have volunteered their time to serve and support our veterans.”

Indy Honor Flight is a non-profit organization that provides free transportation to Indiana’s veterans so that they may visit our nation’s capital and see some of the memorials that stand in their honor. The organization is part of the National Honor Flight Network that has flown over 100,000 veterans from over 100 hubs across the nation.

“Veterans have sacrificed so much for our state and nation, and I am delighted that Indiana is giving back in this way to show our appreciation for their service,” said Rep. Cherry. “The memorials in Washington D.C. exist to honor these brave men and women, and it is only fitting that we provide them the opportunity to enjoy and visit them."

The Indy Honor Flight was established by Earl Morse, a retired Air Force captain. He wanted to give

World War II veterans the opportunity to see the World War II monument after its completion in 2004. The service has since expanded, with a new hub opening in Evansville, Ind. this year.

-30-

State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) represents portions of Hancock and Madison counties. He serves as Vice Chairman of Ways and Means. He also serves on the Local Government Committee and Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee.