The documentary film showcasing the locally born Stars and Stripes Honor Flight will play at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday in front of members of Congress as well as capitol staff and Honor Flight volunteers.
Jo Jensen, of Honor Flight, said four members of Congress will speak during a reception before the movie shows, and five WWII veterans will also be present.
," will hit the big screen in select Marcus Theatres across Wisconsin on Wednesday. The film will have a limited release nationwide starting Dec. 7. The documentary will be shown at the Menomonee Falls Cinema, W180 N9393 Premier Lane. Click here for other locations.
Starring two Ozaukee County WWII veterans, the film follows a team of local volunteers as they race against the clock to send every WWII veteran on a completely free trip — an Honor Flight — to Washington, DC to visit the war memorials built to commemorate their service.
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Throughout the Honor Flight experience veterans begin to share their war stories — some for the first time. For many of the veterans, this is their first visit to Washington, DC and the first time they have been thanked for their sacrifice.
Learn more about the local showings.