The Stars and Stripes Honor Flight event planners are moving full steam ahead with announcements of more partnerships and entertainment for its Field of Honor event, set for August 11 in Miller Park.
The first big move comes from the Wisconsin-based chain Culver's, who's Milwaukee-area locations are donating money to the Field of Honor event and also sponsored the group's flight on June 2; Stars and Stripes Honor Flight hit 2,000 veterans served on that flight.
Waukesha has three Culver's locations:
"We are grateful to have the support of Culver's," said Joe Dean, chairman of the board for Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. "These 40 Culver's restaurants will also step up in a big way on July 18 when they donate a percent of their sales to SSHF."
The group is also excited to announce a musical artist and Milwaukee-native Grace Weber at the Field of Honor event.
"I am so honored to announce that I'll be performing at the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight Field of Honor event at Miller Park," Weber posted on her Facebook page. "This incredible event honors World War II Veterans and gives us all a chance to celebrate their legacy. ... I will be performing Leave the Light On and I can't wait to be a part of this event."
The event, meant to honor veterans and military service men and women, will feature the world premiere of the .
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The event also features a performance from Milwaukee Air & Water Show, and 2-for-1 ticket deal at Sunday’s Air & Water Show performance, the press release said. Attendees can bring their Field of Honor ticket stub to the Air Show Reserved Ticket Booth located on Lincoln Memorial Drive and receive a buy-one-get-one free reserved ticket for Sunday’s air show. The reserved ticket area includes private open-air seating and prime viewing of the air show performers at Center-Point.
Stars and Stripes Honor Flight is a branch of the National Honor Flight Network, and Dean started this branch in Wisconsin.
Field of Honor: A Salute to the Greatest Generation starts at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 11, with the parking lots opening at 3:30 p.m. for tailgating. Tickets cost $11 each, and a complete itinerary is available on the organization's website.
Purchase tickets by calling 414-902-4000 or visiting brewers.com/fieldofhonor. Groups of 25 or more can purchase tickets by filling out this form. With questions, e-mail email@example.com or call the event hotline at 262-238-7741. The Brewers are playing the Astros in an away game during this event.