Thursday, April 25, 2013
Stars and Stripes Honor Flight kicks off its flying season for 2013 on Saturday.
Editor's note: The following press release was submitted by the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. Stars and Stripes Honor Flight kicks off its flying season for 2013 on Saturday, April 27. This flight, on one chartered Delta 757 aircraft, will take 110 WWII veterans from southeastern Wisconsin on a one day free trip to Washington, DC to see their memorials. This is the 17th Honor Flight out of Milwaukee and will be the last flight exclusively for WWII veterans. The next Honor Flight on June 8 will feature about 25 percent Korean War veterans in addition to WWII veterans. "We're excited to transition our mission from WWII veterans to Korean War veterans this year, " said Paula Nelson, President of Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. "We will …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Republican Party of Waukesha County is hosting three showings of the film documentary that follows the story of the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight.
The Republican Party of Waukesha County on behalf of Stars and Stripes Honor Flight is hosting two special viewings of the movie "Honor Flight", One Last Mission. The documentary film that follows the story of the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight will be showing on March 22 and March 23. Doors open at 6:30pm and showing starts at 7pm. at 1701 Pearl St. in Waukesha. This is the movie that set the record in Miller Park for the Guiness World Record for Largest Film Screening Ever. Entry will be $20 cost with 100% of the proceeds donated to the Honor Flight Program. Popcorn and Soda will be provided.For more information and to reserve seating call 262-542-8532 or visit: www.waukeshagop.org Friday March 22, 2013 - 7 PM, $20.00 per person The …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Stars and Stripes Honor Flight is also announcing a limited edition DVD sales of its documentary film Honor Flight; the movie will hit retail stores this May.
Editor's note: The following information was taken from a press release provided by Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. Stars and Stripes Honor Flight is transitioning its mission in 2013 to also fly Korean War veterans to see their memorials in Washington, DC. "These Korean War veterans are often known as the 'forgotten ones from the forgotten war.' Well, they are forgotten no longer," said Joe Dean, Chairman of Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. According to Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, there are currently 40,000 Korean War era veterans living in Wisconsin. (There are 27,000 WWII veterans living in the state.) Thanks to overwhelming community support, Stars and Stripes Honor Flight will be able to continue flying veterans once …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Director Dan Hayes, a native of Wauwatosa, remembers the "electricity" in the air when the documentary set a record for largest film screening in history over the summer — and looks forward to continuing on with the film's journey.
After a second stint back on the big screen in Marcus theatres across Wisconsin, the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight documentary has touched the lives of more than 55,000 viewers, Honor Flight officials say. The Stars and Stripes Honor Flight Facebook page is chock full of comments from people in the Milwaukee area who saw the film this week, offering gracious praise about the power of the film's message. "I believe people recognize that — in a way — these heroes are the new Ghost Soldiers. Now you see them, now you don't," Stars and Stripes Honor Flight founder Joe Dean said. "Over 1,000 WWII heroes die every single day in this country. It is beyond our ability to describe how grateful we are that so many people recognize this fleeting …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The documentary film that follows the story of the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight airs in Marcus Theatres throughout the state this week, but not before members of Congress take time to view the movie on their home turf.
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. The documentary, titled "The Story of Stars and Stripes Honor Flight," 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 …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Miller Park is the site for a day of honor and remembrance for veterans from the greatest generation and then some, breaking a world record in the process.
The showing of a documentary based on the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight brought tears to the eye, cheers from the crowd and broke a record for attendance. "Field of Honor," a documentary based on the journey of veterans to visit their war memorials in Washington, D.C., had its premier showing at Miller Park to a nearly sold-out crowd estimated at 33,000. Official totals confirmed by a representative of the Guiness Book of World records put the exact attendance at 28,442. The Honor Flight Network began in 2004 when Earl Morse, a retired air force captain and physician's assistant at a VA clinic in Ohio realized most of his patients who were World War II vets had neither the funds nor the physical ability to make the trip to see their own …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Musical artist and Milwaukee-native Grace Weber is also now set to perform at the Field of Honor event at Miller Park on August 11.
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Saturday, July 21, 2012
The Stars and Stripes Honor Flight event planners are moving full steam ahead with announcements of more partnerships and entertainment for its Field of Honor event, set for August 11 in Miller Park. The first big move comes from the Wisconsin-based chain Culver's, who's Milwaukee-area locations are donating money to the Field of Honor event and also sponsored the group's flight on June 2; Stars and Stripes Honor Flight hit 2,000 veterans served on that flight. "We are grateful to have the support of Culver's," said Joe Dean, chairman of the board for Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. "These 40 Culver's restaurants will also step up in a big way on July 18 when they donate a percent of their sales to SSHF." The group is also excited to …
Monday, November 7, 2011
The middle school's student council sparked a frenzy of donations for honor flights.
Update: This article was originally posted on Friday, Sept. 4 and was updated with specific dollar amounts and donors. After Templeton Middle School's student council announced they planned to raise $500 to send a Sussex veteran on an honor flight to Washington D.C., the idea sparked action. Not only did the student council and Templeton staff raise $1104.20, blowing their goal out of the water, two other donors surprised the group with additional donations. During the annual Veterans' Day ceremony, it was announced that others loved the idea and decided to contribute to the cause. In total, $2,500 was donated. "Our first surprise came the first day of our campaign when a staff member, who prefers to remain anonymous, donated another $500…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Templeton Middle School is celebrating our nation's veterans during its annual ceremony.
Although it's a week before Veterans Day, Templeton Middle School is holding its 11th annual Veterans Day Program tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. to honor American veterans, both in Sussex and across U.S. The event will be filled with tons of patriotic elements, including performances by the eighth grade band and choir, the reading of the winning essay from the school's essay contest and a veterans' address given by Army Captain Dylan N. Abler. Alber is commander of the 457th Chemical Company in Wisconsin, and served as platoon leader in Afghanistan from 2008 to 2009. He is highly decorated with awards and commendations that include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Army Achievement Medal, among many others. "It's really going to be…
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Hundreds of World War II Era veterans are treated to a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit their memorial. It's a journey that has been repeated several times before, but never gets old.
Most veterans are modest about their service, but often what details they won't tell you, their families will. Waiting for their heroes to come back from the latest Honor Flight at General Mitchell International Airport on a day that began 15 hours before, families wearing shirts with much younger faces in uniform are eager to share who they are waiting for. Richard Lyon of Glendale had a whole posse of family members, identifiable by gray shirts bearing his picture from the United States Navy. He served on the USS Requin, a naval submarine, in the Pacific theatre, although his enlistment would come just as surrender was declared. He had first attempted to enlist as a 16-year-old, lying about his age. However, his mother found out before …