Honor Flight takes 2,000th veteran to World War II memorial
MILWAUKEE - The greatest generation has hit a great milestone.
The Stars and Stripes Honor Flight flew its 2,000th World War II veteran to Washington, D.C. this past weekend.
"I think the closest I can come to describing this is pure humility," Stars and Stripes Honor Flight Founder and Chairman Joe Dean says. "That's because it's beyond the 2,000 heroes we're finally getting an opportunity to thank. It's their families as well."
Culver's helped sponsor the flights.
"When they look at [the World War II memorial wall], they're looking at the 18 and 19-year-old buddies that they left behind," Dean says. "I think, fortunately, we're catching it just in time."
There was a huge homecoming at Mitchell International for the 224 veterans.
This was the 14th series of Honor Flights from southeastern Wisconsin.