Crestwood Village Residents Raise Awareness and Money for Indy Honor Flight

INDIANAPOLIS — On Oct. 21, Crestwood Village East held a silent auction and raffle at a prime rib dinner for residents to raise funds for the Indy Honor Flight Organization. Following the dinner, the Stillwell Owens Band played while residents socialized and bid on silent auction items donated by local businesses.
Indy Honor Flight Administrator and Board member Karen Smith, Indy Honor Flight Chair Dale True, and Crestwood Village East activity director Joann Shanks were delighted at the turnout and money raised for the program, which transports Indiana’s World War II, Korea, and Vietname veterans to Washington D.C. to visit memorials dedicated to honor their sacrifices. Indy Honor Flightis one of 133 different hubs across 45 states that are a part of the National Honor Flight program.
True noted that the average age of a World War II veteran is 93 years old. “We go out to places like Crestwood Village East and form partnerships with different companies . . . when we find the veterans they tend to be very humble and many of them don’t believe they deserve to go.”
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