The documentary film that follows the story of the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight will be shown at select Marcus theaters throughout the state Dec. 5 through 7.
The nearest movie theaters screening the movie are in Saukville and Menomonee Falls. Click here for locations. The movie is not scheduled to show at Marcus North Shore Cinema in Mequon.
Honor Flight 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.
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.
Honor Flight was directed by Wauwatosa native Dan Hayes and produced by Freethink Media. The movie has been submitted for an Academy Award in the category of Best Documentary Feature. The film set a Guinness World Record for the largest film screening ever of 28,422 people at Miller Park on Aug. 11, according to Freethink Media.
Earlier this month, the Honor Flight announced that it completed its waiting list for area veterans with its 16th mission flown.
Honor Flight is a national program with 117 hubs from coast to coast. The WWII Memorial did not open until 2004 and many veterans are unable to visit it without assistance. According to the VA, a WII veteran dies every 90 seconds in the US. The average age of a WWII veteran is 89 years old.