Friday, November 9, 2012
Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, We Energies and Port Washington officials hosted the event to install the WWII Wisconsin Pillar of Honor.
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Friday, November 9, 2012
A tent packed to standing-room-only met on the planned Coal Dock Park on Friday afternoon to celebrate the installation of the WWII Wisconsin Pillar of Honor. "The pillar is now in place and on time for Veterans Day," said Brad Hoeft, president of Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. "May this site serve as a place of reflection and respect for generations to come." The pillar is an effort of Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, an organization that works to send WWII veterans to see the memorial in Washington D.C. at no cost. Honor Flight is a national program, and the Stars and Stripes branch was founded in Port Washington. Related: Honor Flight Meets Goal: No More Waiting List for Veterans Stars and Stripes founder Joe Dean, also a Port …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Port Washington is hosting an open forum on Tuesday to discuss the plans for the new Coal Dock Park, set to open June 2013.
Port Washington officials will meet at City Hall on Tuesday to reveal more details about the planned Coal Dock Park set to open in June 2013. The meeting will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. with a presentation about current plans starting at 5:30 p.m., according to a PDF with event information. The meeting is meant to act as an open forum for community members to provide input. The entire project entails work on two areas: the north coal dock and south coal dock. The latter, which is set to be completed and open Aug. 6, includes a bird sanctuary and walking trails accessible from South Beach. Port Washington officials are also planning to build a World War II memorial in the new Coal Dock project on the city’s lakefront. The memorial will …
Sunday, April 29, 2012
The Stars and Stripes Honor Flight had a late landing Saturday night, but that didn't deter the thousands of people who showed up to thank the veterans during a special homecoming parade.
More than 100 veterans from throughout Wisconsin were greeted at General Mitchell International Airport late Saturday night by thousands of people welcoming them home and thanking them for their service — some with tears in their eyes as they walked and wheeled through the airport. The trip was especially long as their flight had been delayed for hours in Washington, D.C. The group of World War II veterans — men and women — spent the day in Washington, D.C., while on a Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. The trip is designed to give the veterans a chance to see the World War II monument through a special one-day excursion. It all came to an end with the special late-night homecoming parade in the airport. Stars and Stripes Honor Flight is a …