Pleasant Valley State Prison’s (PVSP) incarcerated veterans raised $9,000 to sponsor six veterans on the Central Valley Honor Flight.
When the incarcerated veterans proposed a food sale fundraiser, Community Resource Manager Justin Nugent, Chief Deputy Warden Maria Faulkner, and Warden Tristan Lemon knew the Honor Flight should be the beneficiary.
On Oct. 18, the PVSP Community Resource team was at Fresno Yosemite Airport to meet veterans returning on an Honor Flight from Washington, D.C.
As part of the 27th Central Valley Honor Flight, the returning veterans had just completed a whirlwind tour of the memorials for World War II, Korea and Vietnam service members.
With all service branches represented in the 67-member tour group, they were greeted by family members, schools, and universities.
The Honor Flight takes veterans who served their country from World War II through the Vietnam War to see the memorials dedicated to them.
“We want to recognize fellow veterans and the contributions they have made to the enduring freedom in this country,” according to PVSP’s incarcerated veterans group.