Local Heroes Take Flight of Honor – by C. Barton

Capital District-On Saturday October 4th following a celebratory ceremony to kick off the day, the Leatherstocking Honor Flight set off for a trip to Washington D.C. The Honor Flight allowed many Capital Region Veterans to “experience and reflect together at their memorials.” The Leatherstocking Honor Flight was established in 2008. Leatherstocking is hub of the National Honor Flight Network, which serves the Greater Capital District of York, Western Massachusetts and Vermont. To date over 1,000 Veterans have been escorted to Washington D.C by way of the Leatherstocking Honor Flight. Currently there are hubs in almost all of the 50 states, each supporting the mission, “to recognize American Veterans for their sacrifices and achievements by flying them to Washington D.C to see their memorials, at no cost to them.”   

Read the entire article in the Oct. 9th edition of the Express.