Storyline for "HONOR FLIGHT"
Honor Flight is a heartwarming documentary about four living World War II veterans and a Midwest
community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime. Volunteers race against the clock to fly
thousands of WWII veterans to Washington, DC to see the memorial constructed for them in 2004,
nearly 60 years after their epic struggle.
Honor Flight also chronicles the stories of veterans Joe Demler and Harvey Kurz. They raise money for
and promote the Honor Flight program to help fly as many of their fellow veterans as possible. Joe, a
soft-spoken retired postmaster, was famously pictured in Life magazine as “the Human Skeleton” upon his liberation from a German POW camp. Days from death, he weighed just 70 lbs. His comedic sidekick, Harvey, saw the iconic flag go up at the Battle of Iwo Jima, unbeknownst to the shoppers he bags groceries for at the local Pick n’ Save.
Hosted: Keith Best (Director of Grassroots Outreach)
When: Thursday, January 14th
Time: 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:30)
Where: RPWC Headquarters
1701 Peal St. #5
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