Honor Flight of Northern New Mexico

Honor Flight of Northern New Mexico Honor Flight of Northern New Mexico takes Veterans to Washington DC free of charge to reflect upon their memorials. Current priority for the three-day trip is given to WWII, Korean and Vietnam Veterans as well as terminally ill Veterans.
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It’s been the “trip of a lifetime” for many of the state’s World War II veterans who have taken a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at their memorial, courtesy of Honor Flight of Northern New Mexico. HFNNM was established as a hub of the Honor Flight Network in 2013 with the goal of honoring as many New Mexico veterans as possible for all their sacrifices. Currently, top priority is given to World War II veterans and other veterans of conflicts who may be terminally ill. The trip to our nation’s capital is free of charge to the veteran and includes airfare, lodging, meals and all transportation within the Washington, D.C., area. During the trip, veterans are able to visit the World War II Memorial as well as the Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery. Time permitting, stops are also made at the Iwo Jima, Lincoln, Vietnam War and Korean War Memorials. Honor Flight of Northern New Mexico is a 501c-3 non-profit organization that raises funds for the trip through private donations and an annual golf tournament held in October. During the trip, each veteran is paired with a guardian who makes sure all of their needs are met. Guardians can be family members, friends, or complete strangers who have volunteered their time to the effort. Guardians pay their own way. A portion of their $1000 donation is tax deductible and covers all costs associated with the trip. Unfortunately, time is not on our side when it comes to honoring our World War II veterans. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, more than 600 WWII veterans die each day. If you’d like to donate to HFNNM, serve as a guardian, or take part in the annual golf tournament either as a player or as a sponsor, please send an email to [email protected] or call 505-835-1993.

Mission: Our mission is to transport New Mexico's Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifice.

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This is so incredible! Thank you to MISSION BBQ and everyone who has come together over the years to support our Veteran...
09/29/2020

This is so incredible! Thank you to MISSION BBQ and everyone who has come together over the years to support our Veterans through the Honor Flight programs across the nation.

YOU RAISED $493,378 FOR HONOR FLIGHT NETWORK. THANK YOU!
So privileged to represent your generosity for the Honor Flight Network today in our newest location, Lady Lake, FL, and viewed by the audience of Fox & Friends. Your support of the American Heroes Cup program raised nearly $500k, helping transport America's veterans to visit Washington DC memorials honoring those who served and sacrificed for Our Country. Thank you.

Never Forget, our prayers are with you always....#neverforget #september11 #newyorkcity #firstresponders #twintowers
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Never Forget, our prayers are with you always.
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#neverforget #september11 #newyorkcity #firstresponders #twintowers

Gold Stars Moms of New Mexico are selling luminaria kits to set out on September 27th in remembrance and honor of those ...
08/27/2020

Gold Stars Moms of New Mexico are selling luminaria kits to set out on September 27th in remembrance and honor of those who have lost a loved one serving in the U.S. Military. Please consider purchasing a kit to help spread the love and support. For more information visit their website at www.gsmnm.org.

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Women In Military Service For America Memorial

Today is a big day in the history of women in the American military! On this day in 1943, both the Women’s Army Corps and the Cadet Nurse Corps were established, and in 1949, the Air Force Nurse Corps was officially established!

Don't miss out on the Birthday Parade this weekend.
06/25/2020

Don't miss out on the Birthday Parade this weekend.

For those who would like to help Jake Griego, Korean Veteran, celebrate his 90th Birthday, here are the details for the June 27 parade.

Vehicles will congregate at 1119 Alameda Blvd NW, VENTURI TEAM REALTY PARKING LOT at 5:45PM. VENTURI TEAM REALTY is APPROXIMATELY quarter mile East of Rio Grande and Alameda Blvd, north side of Alameda. Vehicles will drive West on Alameda and turn into the “Entrada de Corrales” subdivision at 6PM. Musicians will play music as cars drive by my home. A family member will be at the Venturi Team Realty Parking Lot to distribute some birthday posters and balloons, or you can come with your vehicles already decorated.

We love seeing companies rally behind our mission!
06/23/2020

We love seeing companies rally behind our mission!

HONOR FLIGHT NETWORK CUPS NOW AVAILABLE
Honor Flight Network transports America's veterans to visit Our Nation's memorials in Washington, DC dedicated to their service and sacrifices. When you purchase an Honor Flight Network American Heroes Cup, $2 of every purchase helps honor veterans through this vital charity. Thanks for your support.

We have another birthday parade! June was on our 2018 Honor Flight and this year she is celebrating her 100th birthday. ...
06/16/2020

We have another birthday parade! June was on our 2018 Honor Flight and this year she is celebrating her 100th birthday. Help her celebrate by joining in on the fun.

***EVERYONE IS INVITED—BDAY PARADE***

Help Honor June Kleber, WWII Navy WAVES Veteran on her 100TH BIRTHDAY!!! We will drive by her house the evening of Monday, June 22nd

*6:00pm we will meet at American Legion Post 49 parking lot at 11005 Central Ave NE to decorate vehicles, or you can decorate your own car in U.S. or Navy decor.

*6:45 follow lead car to address (will give address when you get to Post 49)

*BD cake provided by New Mexico Veterans Memorial will be provided to cars passing by.

Any questions- Text, PM or call me.
Diana Wong 575-640-3042

For those who would like to help Jake Griego, Korean Veteran, celebrate his 90th Birthday, here are the details for the ...
06/15/2020

For those who would like to help Jake Griego, Korean Veteran, celebrate his 90th Birthday, here are the details for the June 27 parade.

Vehicles will congregate at 1119 Alameda Blvd NW, VENTURI TEAM REALTY PARKING LOT at 5:45PM. VENTURI TEAM REALTY is APPROXIMATELY quarter mile East of Rio Grande and Alameda Blvd, north side of Alameda. Vehicles will drive West on Alameda and turn into the “Entrada de Corrales” subdivision at 6PM. Musicians will play music as cars drive by my home. A family member will be at the Venturi Team Realty Parking Lot to distribute some birthday posters and balloons, or you can come with your vehicles already decorated.

Honor Flight Network made the  difficult decision to cancel all Honor Flight trips for 2020. Although we are sad for our...
06/12/2020

Honor Flight Network made the difficult decision to cancel all Honor Flight trips for 2020. Although we are sad for our veterans, we can remain hopeful and excited like this Veteran from HF0619 for our 2021 trip.
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#hf0621 #supportourveterans #honorflight #hf0619 #makeithappen #wwiiveterans #vietnamveterans #koreanveteran #weloveourvets

Honor Flight Network
06/07/2020

Honor Flight Network

On this day in 1944, U.S. service members led the history-making operations of D-Day.

06/07/2020

It's almost time! We are just a few minutes away from 6:44 PM. Don't forget to step outside your front door to ring your "Freedom Bell" in honor of D-Day.

I hope everyone has enjoyed going down memory lane with us this week. All we can do during these strange times is look b...
06/06/2020
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I hope everyone has enjoyed going down memory lane with us this week. All we can do during these strange times is look back at all the good and know that there are still wonderful memories to come. Please remember that we cannot do these trips without the support of the community. Please use the below link to make a donation for the 2021 Honor Flight trip.

http://www.honorflightnorthernnm.org/donate-here.html

If you would like to make a donation to Honor Flight of Northern New Mexico, please click on the link below. Your donation is tax deductible. Receipts will be mailed out at the end of the year.

We've arrived! There are tears from everyone, loud roars of celebration ringing across all levels of the airport, travel...
06/05/2020

We've arrived! There are tears from everyone, loud roars of celebration ringing across all levels of the airport, travelers stopping to see what all the commotion is, and staying to celebrate with us. For our Veterans, some never experienced a welcome home. They were not honored when they returned from the war, so for this moment, this moment means the world to them.

Pictures from HF0619

At about this time, we would be reminding everyone to join us for the Welcome Home celebration at the Albuquerque Intern...
06/05/2020

At about this time, we would be reminding everyone to join us for the Welcome Home celebration at the Albuquerque International Sunport. If you've never been we encourage you to come out for the 2021 Welcome Home. It is an experience in its self. For most of our Veterans there are surprises along the way on the trip, mail call and the welcome home are just two of the things they do not expect.

On the flight home, we present mail call. These are letters we've collected from family members, friends, and the commun...
06/05/2020

On the flight home, we present mail call. These are letters we've collected from family members, friends, and the community. The letters express gratitude to the Veterans for everything they did for our country and our freedom.

06/05/2020

D-Day is fast approaching and we've received a call for help. June 6th, tomorrow at 6:44 PM we are encouraging everyone to step outside their front door and ring their "Freedom Bell". This is a worldwide initiative and will start in Carentan, France. You can follow the movement and activity by going to the Freedom Rings Global page. Take pictures, go live, share in this worldwide celebration!

#freedomringsglobal #dday #worldwarII

It's travel day, back home we go. Everyone would wake up for breakfast and hang out downstairs until it was time to load...
06/05/2020

It's travel day, back home we go. Everyone would wake up for breakfast and hang out downstairs until it was time to load up to the airport. We've made friends on this trip, created new memories, honored our Veterans, and created an environment of healing for those that need it. Even after a full day of touring in the D.C. heat, you can still feel the excitement in the air.

Pictures from HF0619

Although the tour is over, the day isn't. We all meet for dinner, during dinner Veterans are giving the chance to share ...
06/05/2020

Although the tour is over, the day isn't. We all meet for dinner, during dinner Veterans are giving the chance to share their stories with the entire group. During the day, most Veterans share their stories with their guardians and with those that are around them throughout the day. But during dinner, we are all there, listening, remember, and celebrating what these men and women sacrificed for our country. Through the years we have heard stories of healing, stories that make you laugh so hard you cry, and stories that burn into your memory that you'll never forget.

We end our tour with quick stops at the Airforce and Iwo Jima Memorials. D.C. has so much to offer when it comes to hono...
06/04/2020

We end our tour with quick stops at the Airforce and Iwo Jima Memorials. D.C. has so much to offer when it comes to honoring our Veterans that it is impossible to fit everything in, so we plan out every moment to fit in as much as possible.

Photography Credit: Talitha Tarro Photography
(HF0615 photos only)
Pictures from HF0615, HF0618, and HF0619

After visiting the mall, we head over to the Women's Memorial for lunch and to look over Arlington National Cemetery. Fr...
06/04/2020

After visiting the mall, we head over to the Women's Memorial for lunch and to look over Arlington National Cemetery. From there we stop at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and watch the Changing of the Guard. The silence while standing around the tomb is incredibly loud. As the Guards walk by the Veterans they drag their heel on the ground, it is their way of saluting those that have paved the way for America.

Photography Credit: Talitha Tarro Photography
Pictures from HF0616

Today would be day 2 of our trip, it would have been Tour Day. We start with breakfast pretty early in the morning since...
06/04/2020

Today would be day 2 of our trip, it would have been Tour Day. We start with breakfast pretty early in the morning since we have a long day ahead. Our first stop on our tour is the World War II Memorial. After a group picture and time spent on reflection teams can continue to walk the mall to view the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Lincoln Memorial.

Photography Credit: Talitha Tarro Photography
Pictures from HF0615 and HF0616

06/03/2020

Today should have started our 3-day journey with this year's Honor Flight Veterans from all over Northern New Mexico. And due to COVID-19, we are unable to make that happen this year. For the board, it has brought somber moments because we all know from experience just have spectacular this trip is for our Veterans. So, since we are unable to take our most cherished Veterans this year, follow along with us over the next few days as we remember back to previous trips.

Today we would have all been up at before 4 AM preparing to greet our veterans and load the bus to the airport. From the...
06/03/2020

Today we would have all been up at before 4 AM preparing to greet our veterans and load the bus to the airport. From the moment everyone starts arriving until we come home, we try to make every moment memorable. By now we would be arriving in Baltimore and getting everyone loaded on the buses to the hotel.

Photography Credit: Talitha Tarro Photography
Pictures from HF0617

COVID-19 has affected so many things for everyone. For us, it has caused us to cancel all of our annual fundraising even...
05/28/2020

COVID-19 has affected so many things for everyone. For us, it has caused us to cancel all of our annual fundraising events, as well as our annual Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. To stay on track for our 2021 trip, our organization has to continue to raise money, not only to take the 25 veterans from this year’s trip but to hopefully take more veterans on our 2021 trip. With that, we need your help.

We challenge you to Sponsor a Veteran! Get your family in on the challenge, your co-workers, challenge your employers. $1000 sends one veteran to D.C. and provides their flight, lodging, transportation, and other items to make this the trip of a lifetime. Let us know that you are taking the challenge. #HFNNMChallenge

http://www.honorflightnorthernnm.org/donate-here.html

05/28/2020

Jake Griego, Korean War Veteran, was scheduled to travel with us next week for our annual Honor Flight trip to D.C.; however, COVID-19 caused the trip to be canceled. Mr. Griego is turning 90 on June 27th and to help him celebrate his family is organizing a drive-by parade. Right now we know that they will have those who would like to participate meet on the westside of Albuquerque (location to be announced as we get closer to the date) at 6 PM. Please keep an eye out for more information as it becomes available.

To the fallen, we thank you for the ultimate sacrifice. To the family left behind, we stand with you.
05/26/2020

To the fallen, we thank you for the ultimate sacrifice. To the family left behind, we stand with you.

Do you know someone who deserves to be honored? Sparkling Ice is not only supporting Honor Flight Network, but they are ...
05/01/2020

Do you know someone who deserves to be honored? Sparkling Ice is not only supporting Honor Flight Network, but they are looking for hero nominations. With so many Honor Flight trips canceled this year due to COVID-19, this would be a great way to show your veteran some love.

https://apfco.com/Secured/W1824/NominateAHero

Look out for these Sparkling Ice displays! Sparkling Ice is supporting Honor Flight. They are also giving $10,000 to a hometown hero. Click below to nominate a hero who deserves recognition. We know there are countless in the Honor Flight Network!
https://apfco.com/Secured/W1824/NominateAHero

04/14/2020

Ralph Charles Windorf a WWII Veteran here in New Mexico turned 100 years old this week. A local student wants to help him celebrate by collecting letters and electronic cards that she can send to him. Let's all help Robin, and honor Ralph by send a quick note. Please send all letters for our local Hero to [email protected].

03/31/2020

During a time when we are all practicing social distancing and the constant news of the Coronavirus, we could all use a little boost of happiness. So we are asking for you to share your favorite Honor Flight stories or pictures with us. Whether you've gone on a trip as a Guardian or a veteran, of you've had a family member go on a trip. We would love to hear your stories and share in your memories.

Today is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. We appreciate everything you have done our country..Photo Credit: @talithata...
03/30/2020

Today is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. We appreciate everything you have done our country.
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#vietnamveterans #nationalvietnamwarveteransday #vietnammemorial #hfnnm #thankyou #serviceandsacrifice

03/28/2020

Due to COVID-19 and the concern for our veterans, Honor Flight of Northern New Mexico has cancelled its annual trip, which was to take place June 3rd through 5th. The group takes WWII, Korean and Vietnam War veterans to Washington, D.C. free of charge. “The safety of our veterans, who are considered high risk in this current environment, was of utmost importance in our decision,” said Board President Adeline Herrera.

Honor Flight of Northern New Mexico is also cancelling all upcoming spring fundraisers, including a concert, bike run, and car show. The non-profit’s annual golf tournament is still slated to take place in late September.

Today marks the 75th anniversary of our troops landing on Iwo Jima. We will never forget and we will always honor. ...#i...
02/20/2020

Today marks the 75th anniversary of our troops landing on Iwo Jima. We will never forget and we will always honor.
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Photo Credit: @talithatarrophotography

Today we celebrate National Vet Girls Rise Day.  On this day we celebrate all of the women who have served in our milita...
02/19/2020

Today we celebrate National Vet Girls Rise Day. On this day we celebrate all of the women who have served in our military.
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#honorflight #veteranwomen #girlsrock #militarywomen #northernnewmexico #veterans #vetgirlsriseday #supportourveterans #thankyou #wwiimemorial #hf0616

89 Honor Flight Hubs from across the nation came together this weekend to  share ideas and prepare for flight season. To...
02/18/2020

89 Honor Flight Hubs from across the nation came together this weekend to share ideas and prepare for flight season. Together we stand firm in One Mission and One Goal.
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#hfsummit2020 #honorflight #hfnnm #northernnewmexico #honorflightsummit #onemission #onegoal #veterans #weloveourvets

02/15/2020

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It’s been the “trip of a lifetime” for many of the state’s World War II and Korean War veterans who have taken a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at their memorial, courtesy of Honor Flight of Northern New Mexico. This year our story continues with the addition of a some of our local Vietnam War veterans.

HFNNM was established as a hub of the Honor Flight Network in 2013 with the goal of honoring as many New Mexico veterans as possible for all their sacrifices. Currently, top priority is given to World War II and Korean War veterans and other veterans of conflicts who may be terminally ill. The trip to our nation’s capital is free of charge to the veteran and includes airfare, lodging, meals and all transportation within the Washington, D.C., area. During the trip, veterans are able to visit the World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Lincoln, and the Women’s Memorial, as well as the Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery. Time permitting, stops are also made at the Iwo Jima and the Air Force Memorial. Honor Flight of Northern New Mexico is a 501c-3 non-profit organization that raises funds for the trip through private donations and an annual golf tournament held in September. During the trip, each veteran is paired with a guardian who makes sure all of their needs are met. Guardians can be family members, friends, or complete strangers who have volunteered their time to the effort. Guardians pay their own way. A portion of their $1000 donation is tax deductible and covers all costs associated with the trip. Unfortunately, time is not on our side when it comes to honoring our World War II veterans. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, more than 300 WWII veterans die each day. If you’d like to donate to HFNNM, serve as a guardian, or take part in the annual golf tournament either as a player or as a sponsor, please send an email to [email protected] or call 505-835-1993.

For more information on Honor Flight of Northern New Mexico, visit us at www.honorflightnorthernnm.org.

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My father, Bernard C Brown. HF 06 15...graduated to Heaven 06 17
So proud to be joining my father on this trip, what an honor to be part of this group!
So proud to be joining my father on this trip in June, what an honor to be part of this group!
Jim Norton a Korean Vet an Honor flight 2017 passed last night 92 years old hell of an hreo.
Just want to post Jimmie Norton a 2017 flight member passed yesterday at 92
This is happening tonight, Veterans and Military get In free.
Homer W. Piper (Honor Flight 0615) will be laid to rest at the Santa Fe National Cemetery Monday June 11 (arrive at gate at 10:45) with military honors. All are welcome. We are also celebrating him at O'Niell's Pub (Washington and Central) Sunday June 10 from 4 to 7 with the Watermelon Mountain Jug Band (his daughter-in-law is a member of the band). Again, all are welcome.
I just posted a lot of pics from dad's Honor Flight. I did tag them #HF0617 - Enjoy
I have been blessed with many enjoyable experiences in my life but few compare with my experience as an Honor Flight guardian. The HF volunteers, from the staff to the flight crew to the bus drivers and the police officers have restored my faith in humanity! The dignity with which they honor our veterans, their service and their extreme patience for these men and women are like nothing I've ever witnessed! Thank you, Honor Flight, for the experience of a lifetime!
When does the Honor Flight leave Albuquerque this year?