Honor Flight Traveling Art Show Re-Tells Emotional Journey
The show, which documents the Stars and Stripes Honor Flights taken by WWII veterans to Washington, D.C., will be in the area for the next six weeks.
Updated Feb. 25
Since 2008, the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight has flown more than 2,200 World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the WWII Memorial.
And now, those who wish to show their support for veterans or experienced the often times emotional trips the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight takes these veterans on can do so through the Honor Flight Art Show, a travelling display of more than 120 professional photographs that tell the story of what the Honor Flight is all about.
“While our main mission is to get the veterans to D.C., and the timing is urgent as the WWII veterans are now in their 90s, another mission is to inspire and educate the public the importance of our American history," said Eileen Wilson, a Stars and Stripes Honor Flight board member and the art show's manager. “One of the ways to do this is through the Honor Flight Art Show.”
The art show is currently at the Berkshire Greendale Senior Living Center, 7010 W. Grange Ave., through Saturday, followed by:
- Jan. 26–Feb. 11: Harwood Place, 8220 Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa
- Feb. 11–24: Clement Manor, 9405 W. Howard Ave., Greenfield
- Feb. 25-March 8: Greenfield City Hall rotunda, 7325 W. Forest Home Ave.
- March 8-April 6: Aurora Medical Center, 36500 Aurora Dr., Summit
Wilson added the next two Honor Flights are April 27 and June 8, and said the organization is excited to announce it will begin taking Korean War veterans to the memorial, which opened in 2004, more than 60 years after the end of WWII.