Sisters who founded Honor Flight Buffalo receive recognition

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Local lawmakers said thanks on Thursday to two women who worked to honor western New York’s veterans

Lisa and Jo-Anne Wylie, two sisters, received recognition from Erie County Legislators for their commitment to serving veterans. The two sisters founded Honor Flight Buffalo, and received a proclamation attesting to the service they provided.

Honor Flight Buffalo, a group which allowed veterans of World War II to see the war’s memorial in Washington D.C., shut down roughly two months ago due to constraints the large operation put on the foundation.

“It is a huge time commitment but I have no regrets,” Lisa Wylie said. “It was worth every single minute.”

Although Honor Flight’s wing in Buffalo has closed down, Leatherstocking’s Honor Flight wing will take a spring flight out of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport to escort World War II veterans who were on a wait list in Buffalo.

Leatherstocking Honor Flight officials say they hope to find new blood to rekindle Honor Flight in Buffalo. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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