Local Subway restaurants raise over $83,000 to send hundreds of veterans on Honor Flights
Subway will present a check for $83,786 to the Honor Flight Network on Tuesday afternoon, marking the end of a successful fundraising campaign.
The Subway locations in Wisconsin and Illinois partnered with their local Honor Flight hubs in Milwaukee, Green Bay, Appleton, Wausau, Marquette, and Peoria IL.
They raised funds to send approximately 167 World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans on Honor Flights.
The check presentation will begin at 10 a.m. in Slinger. They chose the date of June 6th because it marks the 73rd anniversary of D-Day.
“We are incredibly grateful to the SUBWAY® franchisees and customers who so generously donated to this campaign,” said Paula Nelson, President of Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, the local Milwaukee hub. “Our waiting lists continue to grow with veterans who have sacrificed so much for our freedom and are waiting for their turn to take their Honor Flight. This donation will be a great help to us as we try to fly as many of our local veterans as quickly as possible.”
An Honor Flight is an all-expenses-paid trip for our oldest veterans to fly to Washington, D.C. to see the city’s memorials and experience a full day of honor and thanks for their service. The World War II Memorial did not open until 2004, when many World War II veterans were unable to visit it without assistance.