Monday, December 3, 2012
In the film, WWII veterans are sent on a free trip to Washington, DC to visit the war memorials built to commemorate their service.
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 …
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, August 11, 2012
Event at Miller Park brought together thousands of veterans and their families where they shared their stories of war, bravery and true love.
A sobering statistic flashed across the screen at Miller Park during the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight Field of Honor film debuted Saturday night. “One-thousand World War II veterans die every day.” As the veterans pass, so goes the chance to honor them, to hear their stories and to learn from the Greatest Generation. But honor flights throughout the state allow for those veterans to be honored and appreciated and to share their stories with the rest of the world. Martin Videkovich, of Caledonia, fittingly was sworn into the U.S. Navy on July 4, 1942, before he was shipped out to the Pacific. He recently had the chance to see the World War II Memorial when he went on the June Honor Flight. For Videkovich, the highlight of the trip “was …
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Honor Flight launches a new website with information about its upcoming Field of Honor event in Miller Park, including the story of a volunteer who's Honor Flight trip was made possible by friend's donations.
Stars and Stripes Honor Flight is asking the public to share veterans' stories this weekend as a way to help spread the word and honor the sacrifices made by these soldiers. As part of the organizations "#DoMore" campaign, the group has issued its Memorial Day Challenge of getting, "50,000 views for this video about Harley-riding Ryan Jazak, who accompanied a vet on an Honor Flight with the support of his brother serving in Afghanistan," according to the website. Late Friday afternoon, the video had just under 2,000 views. The challenge is also additional promotion for the Stars and Stripes upcoming Field of Honor event in Miller Park. Stars and Stripes Honor Flight recently partnered with event organizers of the Milwaukee Air & Water Show…
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Gov. Scott Walker delivers weekly radio address.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
The state has partnered with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association to produce and distribute brief radio address once a week. Audio files and a written transcript of this radio address can be accessed on http://www.wi-broadcasters.org and http://walker.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=1761&locid=177. To download an mp3 file you can visit http://walker.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=1761&locid=177, right click the radio address link and click “save link as.” Here is the transcript from this Thursday’s radio address: Hi. I'm Scott Walker. Every day’s a bonus; that's what I read on the back of a shirt the first time I sent off an Honor Flight full of World War II veterans on a trip to our nation’s capital. Every day's a bonus was written across the …