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Toyota Indiana Donates $42,500 To Honor Flight For Veterans


Editor’s note: The Message hopes to continue featuring members of our Catholic community who make this wonderful trip with Honor Flight of Southern Indiana. Please let us know of friends and/or family members who register for a future Honor Flight.


Honor Flight of Southern Indiana, Inc. and Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc. have announced that Toyota Indiana will donate $42,500 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 HFSI. “This is only the beginning of what will hopefully be a long-lasting relationship between HFSI and Toyota Indiana, and Toyota Indiana’s team members.”

Founded in 2014, HFSI has flown a total of 624 veterans (371 from WWII, 243 from the Korean War and 10 from the Vietnam War), at no cost to them, to the nation’s capital to see the memorials erected in their honor.

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 returning home that night to a huge Welcome

Home Parade.

“We are proud and honored to sponsor the EVV 9 Honor Flight,” said Tim Hollander, vice president of administration for Toyota Indiana. “With this opportunity, we can enable our veterans to celebrate their service to our country, honor those who have fallen, and see first-hand their impact to our nation’s history. We’re thankful to partner with Honor Flight of Southern Indiana to help make this possible.”


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