The documentary film showcasing the locally born Stars and Stripes Honor Flight will play at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday in front of members of Congress as well as capitol staff and Honor Flight volunteers.
Jo Jensen, of Honor Flight, said four members of Congress will speak during a reception before the movie shows, and five WWII veterans will also be present.
," will hit the big screen in select Marcus Theatres across Wisconsin for three days: this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Starting Friday, the film will have a limited nationwide release.
Locally, the documentary is showing at the New Berlin Ridge Cinema, Menomonee Falls Cinema, Delafield Hillside Cinema and Saukville Cinema. Click here for all locations it's playing across Wisconsin.
Starring two Ozaukee County WWII veterans, the film follows a team of local volunteers as they race against the clock to send every WWII veteran on a completely free trip — an Honor Flight — to Washington, DC to visit the war memorials built to commemorate their service.
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Throughout the Honor Flight experience veterans begin to share their war stories — some for the first time. For many of the veterans, this is their first visit to Washington, DC and the first time they have been thanked for their sacrifice.