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 …
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.
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Monday, December 3, 2012
Before the documentary film showcasing the locally born Stars and Stripes Honor Flight opens at Ridge Cinema in New Berlin, it 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. Click here for locations. New Berlin's Ridge Cinema, 5200 S. Moorland Rd., is the closest movie complex to Greenfield …
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 …
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 …