WXXI AM News

Connections: Honor Flight Rochester

May 30, 2016

We honor veterans this Memorial Day and welcome guests from Honor Flight Rochester. The non-profit organization flies veterans from the Greater Rochester area to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials built in their honor. To date, 2,231 veterans have flown on 47 "missions."  

The veterans joining us in studio share their Honor Flight experiences and reflect on their service to our nation. Our guests:

  • Major Peter Glennon, co-founder and chairman of Honor Flight Rochester, and U.S. Air Force veteran
  • Corporal John Woods, Army Air Corps., WWII veteran
  • Private First Class George Haines, Army scout in the Pacific, WWII veteran
  • First Class Petty Officer Bill Diesel, U.S. Navy, Korean War veteran