Badger Honor Flight for WWII Veterans To Depart From Dane County Regional Airport
March 28, 2011
Brent S. McHenry, 608-661-6442 or 608-575-6338
MADISON, WI -An honor flight for World War II veterans will depart from Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) on Saturday, April 2, 2011. This flight, which includes 100 Wisconsin-area veterans, will depart from MSN on an Air Wisconsin chartered flight bound for Washington, D.C. for a daylong VIP excursion.
“It’s a great honor to help the greatest generation spend a day of remembrance and reflection on all that they and many Americans did for their country during the second World War,” County Executive Kathleen Falk said.
The veterans will visit the World War II Memorial along with other memorials in the Washington, D.C. area. Badger Honor Flight, a Wisconsin organization established to honor World War II veterans, coordinated this flight.
“We commend all those who have served our great country through our military. We are honored to play a part in the Badger Honor Flight for our very important Wisconsin-area World War II veterans,” said Bradley S. Livingston, AAE, Director of the Dane County Regional Airport.
Because of financial and physical challenges, this trip presents the only opportunity for many of these men and women to visit the national memorial dedicated to their service and sacrifice.
WHO: 100 South-central Wisconsin World War II Veterans
WHAT: World War II Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.
WHEN: Saturday, April 2, 2011
6:00 a.m. Welcome and Send-off
9:15 p.m. Welcome Home Celebration
WHERE: Dane County Regional Airport – Main Terminal – Ground Floor
HOW: Media planning to attend should contact Brent McHenry, 608-661-6442
ABOUT BADGER HONOR FLIGHT:
Badger Honor Flight, is a nonprofit, regional affiliate of the national Honor Flight Network. The purpose of the Honor Flight Network is to ensure that WWII and terminally ill veterans from any war have the opportunity to see the memorials that have been erected in their honor. The Honor Flight Network provides all amenities to the veterans, including all transportation, meals and lodging. Everything is free to the veterans because of how much they have sacrificed for this great country already. Donations to Badger Honor Flight can be made by calling: (608) 616-0243