Film honoring WWII vets aims for world-record premiere at ballpark

Rob Bluey

More than 30,000 people are expected to attend Saturday’s screening of “Honor Flight” at Milwaukee’s Miller Park, which would break the world record for a film premiere. The feature-length documentary chronicles the stories of World War II veterans who made their way to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorial built in their honor.

The free trips are made possible by Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. More than 1,000 veterans from Wisconsin have already made the journey. There are two more flights scheduled for later this year. For many, it’s their first time in Washington and possibly the last trip they’ll make.

The success of the film’s trailer was phenomenal, as Tina Korbe wrote on Hot Air last year. Now that it’s coming to the big screen — or, in this case, the JumboTron — the local community has responded. More than 32,000 tickets have been sold for Saturday’s premiere, which will be attended by approximately 400 veterans from the Greatest Generation. Tickets are still available at $11 each.

Here’s the trailer:


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