Honor Flight is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. The organization transports our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials at no cost to the veterans. Currently, the focus is bringing veterans of World War II to the National World War II Memorial, and any veteran with a terminal illness. They are generally escorted by volunteer guardians, who help them on the flight and around D.C. They are often met by cheering crowds in D.C. or upon their return flight home.

This year, with a long waiting list of World War II Veterans, Honor Flight flew seven missions. Hundreds of residents welcomed home this year's final Honor Flight Rochester on Sunday, October 19 including Pittsford Rotary's Interact Club. The school bus that transported the students left Sutherland High School at 10:30. It's a 48-person passenger bus and was filled to capacity. The students were supervised by Interact Chair, Pat Mallery. Rotarian and Pittsford School Superintendent, Mike Pero, Rotarians Grace Soong and Nat Garfield, also joined the students to applaud, welcome and cheer our heroes.


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