Monday, October 1, 2012
Stars and Stripes Honor Flight has taken 2,239 veterans from southeastern Wisconsin to see the WWII Memorial and other memorials in Washington, DC. The film documenting their stories continues to draw attention.
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Monday, October 1, 2012
Editor's note: The following information is taken from a press release provided by Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. The documentary film that follows the story of Stars and Stripes Honor Flight was picked to be the Opening Night Film at the fourth annual Naples International Film Festival in Naples, FL, on Nov. 1. Organizers of the Naples Film Festival say they are excited to host the East coast premiere of "The Story of Stars and Stripes Honor Flight," a powerful feature-length documentary that chronicles one community’s mission to honor the rapidly diminishing numbers of World War II veterans before they are gone. 1,300 tickets will be sold for the opening night film and party at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. Click here …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Remembering the attack on American soil 10 years ago makes Patch columnist wonder if we, as a nation, will ever heal.
I did what I usually do; headed to the Java House in Cedarburg for coffee with the gang. But, many of my friends were curiously missing. "Where is everyone?" I asked Hillary Goldblatt. "Didn’t you hear? An airplane crashed into the World Trade Center," she replied. "A small plane?" I asked. "No, they think it was an airliner." I got coffee-to-go then went home to watch GMA. Charley Gibson and Diane Sawyer were staring at the monitor and the plume of smoke, occasionally cutting away to remote broadcasts; first person accounts from people telling their personal story. My thoughts drifted to my shirttail cousin who crashed into Staten Island in 1960 after his TWA flight smacked into a United Airlines plane over Manhattan — a tragic …
Friday, July 8, 2011
Port Washington-based Stars and Stripes Honor Flight has taken 1,400 local veterans to visit the WWII memorial in D.C., and is now the subject of a major documentary.
"It was one of the biggest days of my life," World War II veteran Joe Demler said, reflecting on the trip he took to Washington, D.C. in 2008. Demler, a Port Washington resident, is one of the nearly 1,400 individuals from southeastern Wisconsin that has participated in the Honor Flight program that takes veterans to visit the WWII Memorial in Washington. His trip was made possible by the program’s Port Washington-based chapter, Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. A former member of the Army’s 35th Division, Demler participated in the Battle of the Bulge, a month-long German offensive that began in December 1944. Few members of his division survived the battle, he said, and Demler himself was taken as a prisoner of war by the Germans. After…