Honor Flight Adds Air Show to Miller Park Event

Stars and Stripes Honor Flight is partnering with the Milwaukee Air & Water Show to bring special air shows and demonstrations to the August 11 event, as well as discounted tickets to the air show the following day.

Stars and Stripes Honor Flight has made yet another partnership as plans for its  evolve.

Event organizers of the Milwaukee Air & Water Show are teaming up with Stars and Stripes Honor Flight to honor veterans and military service men and women during the August event that will bring together thousands of veterans and feature the world premiere of the .

The U.S. Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Demonstration Team will jump into Miller Park Stadium during the Field of Honor event, a press release from Stars and Stripes said. The event will now also include a "special flyover from the Lima Lima Flight Demonstration Team, the world’s only original six aircraft civilian formation aerobatic team."

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"We are delighted to team up with our friends from the Milwaukee Air and Water Show," said Joe Dean, Port alderman and chairman of SSHF. "This promises to be a weekend extravaganza!"

The event now also features a 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 fieldofhonor2012@gmail.com or call the event hotline at 262-238-7741. The Brewers are playing the Astros in an away game during this event. 

cee koch May 19, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!
Ron Kading May 20, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Thank you for letting everyone know about this terrific event. One of the greatest honors that I have had was to be a guardian and accompany a veteran to Washington on a Honors Fight. Thank you again.
Joe Dean May 20, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Join us! Please spread the word so we may show our veterans how much we appreciate their service! - Joe Dean


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