MILWAUKEE — Officials with the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight program, based out of Port Washington on Sunday, November 20th are celebrating the program’s eighth birthday.
The program flies WII veterans, Korean War veterans and terminally ill veterans of any conflict on one day, all-expenses-paid trips to Washington, D.C. to see their memorials and experience a full day of honor and thanks.
Mission number one took place on November 20th, 2008.
Honor Flight officials said on Twitter Sunday: “4,818 vets later, we are still going strong!”
On the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight’s Facebook page, people on this Sunday are sharing stories and memories of their Honor Flight missions.
Below is some of FOX6’s recent coverage of the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight program:
- “The support came pouring in:” Students raise enough money to send 5 veterans on Honor Flight
- Celebrating freedom: Area vets give back to Stars and Stripes Honor Flight selling flags
- Stars and Stripes Honor Flight hosts first ever “book club”
- Veterans visit Washington, D.C. for Stars and Stripes Honor Flight on 71st D-Day anniversary
- Four We Energies peregrine falcons banded, given names by Stars & Stripes Honor Flight veterans
- Stars and Stripes Honor Flight takes off for second spring trip to D.C.
- Students’ donation overwhelms veterans taking part in “Stars and Stripes Honor Flight”
- “The veterans are so thrilled:” Welcoming home the first Honor Flight of the season
- They have my ultimate respect:” Jonathan Lucroy takes unforgettable Honor Flight with veterans