NEW WINDSOR - Hudson Valley Honor Flight has announced its two spring flight dates to Washington D.C., with one in April leaving from Stewart International Airport.
Mission 19's flight will taken off from Stewart International Airport on April 14, and Mission 20 will depart from Westchester County Airport in White Plains on May 19, according to a news release from the nonprofit organization.
The organization hopes to have more World War II and Korean War veterans apply to participate and visit their respective war memorials for free, according to a news release. Veterans who served during either of those eras while not serving in the war are also encouraged to apply. Any veteran who served before Jan. 31, 1955 is eligible to participate.
Each veteran will be accompanied by a volunteer "guardian" who is responsible for covering the cost of the trip and ensuring the veteran's trip is memorable.
Hudson Valley Honor Flight is a local hub of the National Honor Flight Network, which has more than 100 independent hubs nationwide. HVHF has taken roughly 1,400 to Washington D.C., and serves veterans from Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Westchester, Rockland, Sullivan and Putnam counties.
For more information and to apply, visit hvhonorflight.com.
Preference is currently given to World War II veterans and terminally ill veterans from other wars, but all applications are kept on file as HVHF plans to take all veterans on future flights.