Watch Honor Flight
- 1 hr 22 min
Honor Flight is a documentary about a national project called the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight that was started to bring World War II veterans to Washington D.C. to see memorials built in their honor. The project especially wants to make sure that the veterans who are terminally ill get this chance before they run out of time. Honor Flight follows the story of a team of volunteers from the Midwest as they race to get all of the veterans from their region on a plane to attend a celebration in Washington, D.C. For most of these veterans, it will be the first time they have ever seen these memorials or been honored for their service in such a grand fashion. In comparison to what these men did for the country, this is a small act of gratitude. Honor Flight includes interviews with these men who honored the United States with their service and their survival over seventy years ago. The specific mission of the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight project is to make sure that every local, small-town veteran in the United States is identified and given the chance to be flown with all expenses paid to Washington, D.C., so that they can see their memorials before they die. This is not a small task, seeing as these men come from every state in the country and that for many, the trips can only happen in a limited time frame. The creation of this documentary has helped to get the word out to sponsors, so that as many veterans as possible can be given this gift of gratitude. The original premiere of the movie set a World Record for the largest attendance at a movie premiere ever, with 28,442 people in the audience at a stadium in Washington, DC. Stars and Stripes Honor Flight and Freethink media teamed together to produce the documentary Honor Flight, which was profitable publicity for the project.