Wednesday, November 18, American Legion Post #160, 1122 Main Street in Roanoke made a check presentation to Honor Flight Northeast Indiana. The amount, combined with their contributions over the past five years, made their overall gifting top $100,000.
Other Roanoke organizations also contributed that evening. The Roanoke Lions Club and American Legion Auxiliary both presented checks to Honor Flight. And the Roanoke Tractor Pullers formally presented their check to Post #160 that helped support their giving.
Honor Flight Board Member and #160 Legion Member Tom Meyers stated, “the money we have raised accumulated primarily from auctions, concerts and dinners held over the years. It is our honor to support such a worthy organization. This is a small token compared to the sacrifices our Veterans made for us.”
Ninety-five percent of all donations go directly towards the veterans’ trips. Honor Flight NE Indiana, Inc. is a volunteer, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization. It is Honor Flight Northeast Indiana’s mission to serve those who would like to have the opportunity to see their memorials that were built in their honor.
Honor Flight President Bob Myers said, “since Roanoke became involved in the fall of 2010, their continued support has helped in transporting 1120 veterans to Washington, D.C. Not only have they helped us out financially but their members are tremendous volunteers and they also permit us to use their facility for our phone banks to contact the Veterans prior to the flights. We are elated with our partnership.”