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63 New England Veterans set for 50th Honor Flight trip to Washington D.C.

GlobeNewswire Tuesday, 17 April 2018
BOSTON, April 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sixty-Three Veterans from New England – including 20 from eastern Massachusetts – are set to take the trip of a lifetime to Washington D.C. on Saturday, April 21.  This day trip is the 50^th organized and funded by Honor Flight NE to thank Veterans for their service.  Many of the Veterans on the flight have never seen the war memorials constructed to acknowledge their service to the country.“As we prepare for our 50^th flight, we carry with us enormous respect for our Veteran heroes who aren’t asking for recognition but indisputably deserve it,” said Joe Byron, Founder and Executive Director of Honor Flight NE.

The Veterans scheduled to participate in the April Honor Flight range in age from 83 to 99 and served in World War II or the Korean War. 

The public is invited to express their gratitude to these Veterans for their brave service prior to take off, at a send-off rally at 6:30 AM at Logan International Airport, Southwest Terminal A.

“Time is running out to express our appreciation to the most senior of these war heroes. It is our privilege to support the men and women who will make this trip,” said James McDonough, CEO of Envision Bank, the primary supporter of this Honor Flight NE trip through the Envision Bank Foundation.

Honor Flight NE has launched 49 flights since 2009, honoring 1,751 veterans including38 prisoners of war, 72 women, 24 sets of brothers, and seven couples.  People looking for more information about Honor Flight, including the application for participation in future flights, may visit

Note to media – Interviewing a Veteran scheduled to take this trip may be possible.  Please contact Joe Byron with specific requests.

*About Honor Flight New England:*
Honor Flight New England joined the national organization Honor Flight Network in the spring of 2009. Since 2005, the Honor Flight network has transported nearly 160,000 veterans to view the memorials. Honor Flight New England is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America’s most senior Veterans. Through generous donations they transport our heroes to Washington, D.C to visit and reflect at their memorials at no cost to the Veteran. Top priority is currently given to the WWII Veterans, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. In the spring of 2016 Honor Flight New England also began transporting Korean War Veterans.

*About the Envision Bank Foundation:*
Launched in 2016 The Envision Bank Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Envision Bank, a Massachusetts-based community bank recognized for its unique integration of innovative technology, banking expertise and personal service to provide an exceptional experience to all its customers. The Foundation’s primary area of focus is to provide support for services to Veterans and their families. In addition to these causes the Foundation also considers grant requests that support the following interests: Education with an emphasis on youth education, Financial Literacy and Homelessness.

With six full-service locations, three lending centers, and seven mortgage production offices, Envision Bank is a Top-20 mortgage lender, serving homeowners throughout Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire and Rhode Island and a leading provider of cash management and financing solutions to commercial businesses.

With a legacy of philanthropy and its advocacy for issues that affect Veterans, Envision champions the economic growth and enrichment of all local communities it serves.  (NASDAQ:RNDB)

Joe Byron
Honor Flight NE

Richard Olson
Envision Bank

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