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Honor Flight Buffalo plans to dissolve

Posted at 11:44 PM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-22 23:44:36-05

The Buffalo Chapter of Honor Flight announced Friday that it will be dissolving.

The organization provided free flights from Buffalo to Washington D.C. for area veterans who wanted to visit the World War II Memorial.

Co-founders Jo-Anne Wylie and Lisa Wylie say after 18 flights and six years their mission is complete.

“This one will be dissolved, but certainly someone maybe in the community who would like to step up and start another Honor Flight,” Jo-Anne Wylie said.

The sisters started the chapter in Buffalo in memory of their dad who was also a WWII Veteran.

He died before he could get a chance to visit the Memorial in our nation’s capital.

“Had there been an Honor Flight in Buffalo we would have been able to take him,” said Wylie.

Over the past six years Honor Flight Buffalo Chapter has flown 500 vets to Washington, D.C.

Currently there are 140 Honor Flight hubs across the country.

Board members say it was a tough decision to close this chapter and they thank all of the volunteers and donors. 

 

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