Packers, Bucks and Brewers team up to sponsor 65th Stars and Stripes Honor Flight for veterans
WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- The Packers, Bucks and Brewers are all teaming up to sponsor the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight's 65th mission on Oct. 8.
The mission will be called the Flight of Champions.
Three planes will take 240 Korean War and Vietnam War veterans from Wisconsin to Washington D.C. for a day. They'll visit war memorials and be honored for their service.
One Vietnam War veteran shared his reaction to his first Honor Flight.
"Every moment that I'm there was something always exciting, and I like to say turning me on in such a way that I really felt empowered again, I felt weak and I felt strong, each and every moment," said Charlie Walton, Vietnam War veteran.
"To see the motion they have when they get to do this and to go through the opportunity and their reminiscing, you can look at them, you can see that they're reminiscing in their mind. Then you come home and the festivities coming home -- it just doesn't get any better than that," said former Brewers pitcher Jerry Augustine.
By the end of this year the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight will have flown almost 9,000 local vets to Washington D.C. since 2008.