Stars and Stripes Honor Flight extends a HUGE thank you to everyone who attended Field of Honor at Miller Park on August 11, 2012.
Thanks to your support, we reached an official SELL OUT with Miller Park of more than 33,000 tickets sold!
Field of Honor was a once-in-a-generation event to reunite veterans of the Greatest Generation one last time. We estimate that some 2,200 WWII veterans were in attendance along with thousands of additional veterans from other conflicts.
“It's been quite a life. Going to the Field of Honor is pretty much at the top of my list of best places I have gone. So many memories. It was nice to be thanked for my service. It was all in the line of duty.” — WWII Veteran Attending Field of Honor
“It was very emotional, especially the film. The songs, everything, was awesome. I will go to my grave remembering this.” — Vietnam Veteran Attending Field of Honor
To honor these men and women, Stars and Stripes Honor Flight partnered with Freethink Media to produce Honor Flight. The feature length film captures the stories, spirit and wisdom of living WWII veterans, before it's too late. The film screening at Miller Park set a WORLD RECORD for the largest movie premiere. Our official attendance number according to the Guinness Book of World Records is 28,442 (that number is based on the number of tickets scanned to get into the stadium, and people had to stay until the credits otherwise they were deducted) The old record was 27,022 set in Brazil in 2010 for a soccer documentary.
YOU have made the Honor Flight film a success so far. Now YOU can make sure it's seen by millions of Americans.
All proceeds from Field of Honor will ensure that Stars and Stripes Honor Flight continues to fly veterans to Washington DC to see the memorials that stand in their honor. Thank you for supporting our mission!