Honor Flight Kentucky Board Member Jeff Hohmam is passionate about this organization for numerous reasons. While each Board Member of Honor Flight Kentucky is passionate about the mission to fly veterans to their war memorials in Washington, D.C., it’s for different reasons.
“I have five reasons and they are all related to family members who have served our country. My Grandfather, Roy Taylor, served in WWI and lost both his legs as a result of his service. My father, Earl Hohman, was a WWII veteran that served in the Navy in the Philippines. My brother-in-law, Mark Graham, retired as a Major General and fought in Desert Storm. He also was instrumental in vacating New Orleans during hurricane Katrina,” said Hohman. “Also, I personally dedicate each flight to my nephews. Jeffrey Graham gave the supreme sacrifice while leading his platoon in Iraq and Kevin Graham, who lost his battle to depression while serving in the ROTC at the University of Kentucky. These are my heroes and I want to fly veterans to honor them and all who have put on a military uniform to insure my personal freedom.”
While he has never served in the military himself, he goes by the motto provided by Will Rogers – “We can’t all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by.”
Like all HFK volunteers, Hohman salutes every hero that we have or will continue to fly to their memorials. “I praise God for the opportunity to be a part of such a worthy cause,” said Hohman.