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Field of Honor

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Field of Honor

Stars and Stripes Honor Flight Presents:
Field of Honor: A Salute to the Greatest Generation In cooperation with We Energies
Media Sponsor: Newsradio 620 WTMJ

This once-in-a-generation event will bring together thousands of World War II veterans and veterans from other conflicts, their families, friends and communities. The event will feature the world premiere of the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight documentary on the Miller Park high-definition video board and special viewing of the official model of the WWII Memorial on loan before going to the Smithsonian.

World War II veterans are dying at the rate of 1 every 90 seconds. Stars and Stripes Honor Flight (SSHF) is in a race against the clock to honor them. SSHF has completed 12 Honor Flights to Washington, DC flying 1,800 veterans from southeast Wisconsin since the fall of 2008. Two more Honor Flights will happen this spring on April 28 and June 2 taking another 330 WWII veterans to see their memorials in Washington. All net proceeds from Field of Honor will ensure that these Honor Flights continue this fall. There are currently 475 veterans on the SSHF wait list.

Honor Flight is a national program with 110 hubs in 34 states, which offers these trips free of charge to WWII veterans. The WWII Memorial did not open until 2004 and many veterans are unable to visit it without assistance.

Saturday, August 11, 2012 - Schedule of Events
3:30 Parking Lots Open: WWII Re-enactors and Live Music
4:30 Stadium Opens: Pillars of Honor WWII Memorial Model & SSHF Art Show
6:30 Program Begins: World Premiere of the Honor Flight Documentary Movie
9:00 Flyover & Fireworks

Tickets are $11 per person and will go on sale to the public Monday, March 26.