Stars and Stripes Honor Flight relies on both individual donations and corporate support to honor our local heroes. As an all-volunteer organization, we are proud to share that more than $.97 of every donated dollar goes directly to our mission.
Our Corporate Sponsors
Stars and Stripes Honor Flight Inc. appreciates the generous support of the corporate sponsors that help us honor our local veterans. We are grateful to the local companies who have sponsored recent flights, including Sendik’s, We Energies, Neumann Companies, Sargento and WTMJ Radio, and to the Kass Family, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Steinhafels for supporting fundraising activities.
Additionally, in-kind donations from companies including the Best Western Plus Airport Hotel, Scan Group, Airoldi Brothers, and more allow us to operate on such a small margin.
If your company would like to support our mission, please contact us using the ‘Contact Us’ section of this website.
“Somewhere along in the process of guardian training, someone noted that this was a life-changing experience. I’d argue with anyone that was an understatement. As a former EMT of 10 years and current active firefighter, I think I’ve experienced more than most people, both positive and negative, people at their best, people at their worst. This flight humbled me in ways I cannot even begin to place into words. It changed me in ways I cannot even begin to describe…Spending the day with my father on this flight was something neither of us will ever forget. Having the opportunity to honor him and the other veterans, to interact and hear the stories, to be part of their experience in Washington was beyond life-changing. These two words seem so completely inadequate, but thank you.”
– Bill, Sept. 15, 2012 Guardian
“My Dad was overwhelmed and totally happy. It was like a playground for these very special veterans. A playground filled with all of their special friends that shared the common “secret” that only they knew…what it was like to live through those times and those events. They came together with an instant familiarity that allowed them to “fast backward” to the war and all that it meant to them. They were relating on a visceral level. It was beyond description to witness and play a small part in it.”
— Pam, N ashotah
“This whole day changed my life… the people who organize and work behind the scenes are selfless and amazing, and the camaraderie amongst the other veterans is like coming home!!! We were absolutely blown away by the reception we received at the airport, and the recognition that was missing 47 years ago, was replaced by cheering and hugs and kisses! People do care about the veterans, and it was so humbling… Thank You SSHF!!!”
— Art Kallie
“This was such a great experience. My dad had a wonderful trip full of great memories. It was an honor to welcome home all the veterans.”
— Deborah Martinez