Kinney Drugs will once again partner with American Greetings to offer a special one-day promotion on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2020, in support of Honor Flight Network. For every American Greetings card purchased at Kinney Drugs (valued at $1.99 or more) on Veterans Day, Kinney Drugs and American Greetings will donate $1.00 to the local hubs of the Honor Flight Network. Last year’s promotion raised $3,000 for three local Honor Flight hubs: Syracuse, North Country, and New England.
Honor Flight, Inc. is a national non-profit organization created to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. Honor Flight transports our nation’s heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials – memorials that they otherwise may never see. The Honor Flight Network is comprised of more than 120 independent Hubs across the United States working together in furtherance of this mission. Participation in an Honor Flight trip gives veterans the opportunity to share this momentous occasion with comrades, to remember friends and comrades lost, and share their stories and experiences with other veterans. All honored veterans travel at no cost to the veteran. The Honor Flight Network is currently serving veterans from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam eras and terminally ill veterans who served during any era. The local Hubs of Honor Flight within Kinney Country are Syracuse (flying from Hancock International Airport in Syracuse NY), North Country (flying Plattsburgh International Airport in Plattsburgh, NY), and New England (flying from Boston Logan International Airport in Boston, MA, or Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, NH).
“We are thrilled to partner with American Greetings to support Honor Flight on Veterans Day,” said Rebecca Bubel, R.Ph., President of Kinney Drugs. “Through Honor Flight, local veterans have an amazing opportunity to visit – many for the very first time – the national monuments for their branch of the military, as well as the memorials for the particular conflict(s) during which they so valiantly defended our freedoms. Honor Flight missions are emotional, healing experiences for many of our veterans, to whom we owe such a huge debt of gratitude. Kinney Drugs is proud to work with American Greetings in support of our local Honor Flight missions.”
“We are proud to partner again with Kinney Drugs and provide veterans in their area with an opportunity to visit our US national war memorials and monuments in Washington D.C.,” states Julie Jones, Vice President of US Sales & Shopper Marketing at American Greetings. “Aligning with Kinney Drugs to support the Honor Flight Network’s admirable work is another way for us to show our gratitude this Veterans Day to those who served our country.”
“The Honor Flight Network is once again grateful for the generous support of Kinney Drugs and American Greetings through this Veterans Day promotion,” states Meredith Rosenbeck, CEO of Honor Flight, Inc. “The continuing support of our donors and sponsors make the Honor Flight mission of honoring all of our nation’s veterans with a trip to their memorials possible.”
About Kinney Drugs: Founded in Gouverneur, NY in 1903, today the independent, employee-owned company operates 96 stores in New York and Vermont. Kinney Drugs is part of the KPH Healthcare Services family of companies, a national provider of pharmaceutical and healthcare services with complementary businesses in both the retail and commercial segments of the industry. KPH is comprised of six divisions: (1) Kinney Drugs, a chain of full-service drug stores located throughout New York and Vermont; (2) Health Direct Institutional Pharmacy Services, which serves long-term care and alternative care needs; (3) ProAct, Inc., a pharmacy benefit management company with sales offices throughout the country and a mail-order pharmacy; (4) Noble Health Services, a specialty pharmacy that dispenses medications used to treat complex and chronic diseases; (5) Kinnect™, an on-site clinical care pharmacy; and (6) Aristacare, an infusion therapy pharmacy that offers both in-home infusion therapy (with HomeLife specialized nursing support) and operates an ambulatory infusion center. KPH Healthcare Services is an employee-owned company with approximately 4,300 employees that provides the highest quality pharmacy and healthcare services. Every aspect of KPH’s business is guided by the values of excellence, moral responsibility, and community spirit.
ABOUT AMERICAN GREETINGS: As the leader in meaningful connections, American Greetings is committed to making the world a more thoughtful and caring place. Founded in 1906, the creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products offers paper cards, digital greetings, gift wrap, party goods and more to help consumers honor the people and moments in life that really matter. The Company’s major greeting card brands are American Greetings, Papyrus, Recycled Paper Greetings and Carlton Cards. AmericanGreetings.com lets consumers shop and buy paper cards, ecards, printables, party supplies and gift wrap — along with providing useful content that educates and inspires visitors to connect more meaningfully. The 113-year-old company is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide.
ABOUT HONOR FLIGHT NETWORK: The Honor Flight Network was founded in 2005 with the mission of transporting our nation’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials and monuments dedicated to honoring their service and sacrifice. The Honor Flight Network is a national network comprised of independent Hubs working together in furtherance of the Honor Flight mission. Participation in an Honor Flight trip gives veterans the opportunity to share this momentous occasion with other comrades, to remember friends and comrades lost, and share their stories and experiences with other veterans. All honored veterans travel at no cost to the veteran. To date, the Honor Flight Network has transported more than 230,000 veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials. The Honor Flight Network is currently serving veterans from the WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War eras. They also serve terminally ill veterans serving during any era. Visit www.honorflight.org or contact the appropriate Regional Hub for information on applying as a veteran or guardian for an Honor Flight trip.