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 …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Stars and Stripes Honor Flight is partnering with the Milwaukee Air & Water Show to bring special air shows and demonstrations to the August 11 event, as well as discounted tickets to the air show the following day.
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Saturday, May 19, 2012
Stars and Stripes Honor Flight has made yet another partnership as plans for its Field of Honor event in Miller Park evolve. Event organizers of the Milwaukee Air & Water Show are teaming up with Stars and Stripes Honor Flight to honor veterans and military service men and women during the August event that will bring together thousands of veterans and feature the world premiere of the organization's documentary. The U.S. Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Demonstration Team will jump into Miller Park Stadium during the Field of Honor event, a press release from Stars and Stripes said. The event will now also include a "special flyover from the Lima Lima Flight Demonstration Team, the world’s only original six aircraft civilian formation aerobatic …