Honor Flight of Southern Indiana is preparing for another unique event, inspired by pandemic challenges.
Last year, HFSI delivered 1,000 care packages to veterans across the Tri-State. This year, they are planning a special parade.
Since March 2020, four HFSI flights have been canceled. It has left several hundred Southern Indiana veterans waiting for the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C.
Happening later this month, HFSI is organizing a Heroes Gratitude Drive-Thru Parade to ensure those veterans know they are appreciated and remembered.
The event is planned for Saturday, October 23rd from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Vanderburgh 4-H Center. The community is invited to line the route to salute the veterans driving through the parade. Signs, banners, and flags are encouraged.
Monday, volunteers put together the 350 goodie bags that will be given to veterans during the event. They are full of items donated by the community like a free Mission BBQ sandwich coupon.
For more information on the parade visit Honor Flight of Southern Indiana's Facebook page.