Every time Honor Flight takes local World War Two veterans to
Linda's commitment to these aging heros begins with her own father: Bill Furnas, 87 years old, a Pilot in the US Air Force. Last year, thanks to Honor Flight in
This past April, Linda began coordinating the Welcome Home Ceremonies for Honor Flight Rochester. She leads 120 other volunteers. Each party includes music, military speakers, student presentations, refreshments, merchandise, honor guards, and up to 500 of the general public. A tall order, but worth it for the 50 veterans who make each trip. "One veteran gave his Purple Heart to his guardian, another asked to be buried in his Honor Flight shirt. It's a chance for us to give something to the people who so deserve it," she says.
Linda has coordinated three events since the spring. Three more are coming up this fall. To the veterans she serves, the honor is all hers.