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 …
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 …
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 …