Saturday, May 26, 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…
Friday, November 11, 2011
Tributes to veterans will be held at Elmbrook schools and St. John's Northwestern Military Academy.
In a handwritten note to veteran and active duty soliders, a Brookfield Elementary School third-grader weaved a message of gratitude and empathy. "I love every last one of you soldiers because you have saved country, and for all the holidays I wish you could be with your family," Vaughn Effert, 8, wrote. It's just one of the many notes Brookfield Elementary youth have made for WWII veterans to open during their mail call on a future Honor Flight trip to the National WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. Students also have raised more than $700 in donations to the Badger Honor Flight Network by selling about 700 flags for $1 each that the school will display during a ceremony at 9 a.m. Friday. Each flag will bear the name of a veteran, and some …
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 …
Monday, May 16, 2011
A short video montage of last weekend's welcome home for WWII veterans who traveled to D.C. memorial sites on an Honor Flight.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Lisa Sink
Monday, May 16, 2011
More than 100 WWII veterans were welcomed home from an Honor Flight Saturday night with a Color Guard, bagpipes, homemade signs and cheers from people who packed General Mitchell International Airport. The Stars and Stripes Honor Flight plans to fly another group of veterans in September, if it raises enough donations. Spring Bank in Brookfield is hosting donations, with $110,000 raised toward a goal of $150,000.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Eight Brookfield veterans were among more than 100 who traveled to Washington D.C.-area memorials Saturday on a Stars and Stripes Honor Flight.
More than 100 WWII veterans, including eight from Brookfield, visited Washington D.C. memorial sites Saturday as part of the 10th Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. Thousands of people welcomed them back at General Mitchell International Airport Saturday night, waving flags and homemade signs. Cheers and tears were abundant as a crowd greeted veterans who included Brookfield residents George Collura and Elmer Meyers. Meyers got to travel with his son, George Meyers, of Oconomowoc, who called the trip an incredible experience. Collura's family greeted him with hugs. The Stars and Stripes Honor Flight plans to fly another group of veterans in September, if it raises enough donations. Spring Bank in Brookfield is hosting donations, with $110,…