Honor Flight: The Movie. Honoring WWII Vets
Heartland Hospice and the Jacksonville Firefighters Association present the presentation of the documentary "Honor Flight". Help us to celebrate the Greatest Generation and honor the service and sacrifice of World War II veterans!
Doors Open, 6 p.m.
Pinning ceremony, 6-6:45 p.m.
Movie Begins, 7 p.m.
"Honor Flight" gained national attention this summer when its premiere broke the Guinness World Record for the largest film screening in history at Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI with over 28,000 people in attendance.
HONOR FLIGHT FILM SYNOPSIS
"Honor Flight" is a documentary about a community coming together to show their thanks to living World War II veterans, before it’s too late. The volunteers race against the clock to fly every local WWII veteran to the WWII memorial in Washington, DC. The trips are called "Honor Flights" and for the all-but-forgotten veterans, who are in their late 80s and early 90s, it's often the first time they've been thanked and the last trip of their lives. For more information on the film, visit the film's website at: www.HonorFlightTheMovie.com.
“'Honor Flight' is a remarkable film. Grandparents, parents and children can all appreciate the stories told in this powerful and moving tribute to WWII Veterans and this country.” ~Senator Bob Dole
SHARE YOUR WWII STORY WITH THE VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT
The Project collects first-hand accounts of
U.S. Veterans from the following wars:
•World War I (1914-1920)
•World War II (1939-1946)
•Korean War (1950-1955)
•Vietnam War (1961-1975)
•Persian Gulf War (1990-1995)
•Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts (2001-present)
In addition, those U.S. citizen civilians who were actively involved in supporting war efforts (such as war industry workers, USO workers, flight instructors, medical volunteers, etc.) are also invited to share their valuable stories. For more information visit: www.loc.gov/vets.