This is in honor of my father. He went on his Honor Flight Nov 2017. He smiled more that day than any other day I can remember. He has since passed away. My hope is to give a day like that to so many other veterans.
Backus, Mike & Marlene
Thank you for your dedication to this great cause!
Steve, Melissa, Ella and Ethan
Backus, Mike and Marlene
Thank you Mom and Dad for all your volunteer work with the Honor Flight of Wisconsin.
John and Chris Backus
In honor of my always and forever Veteran, bravest of HD Warriors with the utmost grace. Love, forever and always
Your Loving Family
In memory of a special man who showed his devotion to family, service and, faith. His passion for woodworking brought so much joy to him and others! A special man!
Linda and Bill Wenninger
Beere, Richard F
In memory of a man who was my employer for 43 years. He met his bride while in England during the war. 12/24/1922 - 12/14/2022
My father, William David Blue, took his honor flight last May 2022. He wanted to sponsor others because he was so impressed by the day, but he did not get around to sending money before he passed away on New Year’s Day 2023. We are sending all of the donations made at his service to Honor Flight to fulfill his wish of sponsorship. Please accept $555.00 to sponsor a deserving veteran. Thank you for all you do! The Blue Family
The Blue Family
Thanking Lee Bluma for his service, and making a donation to hopefully support a veteran that has never had the opportunity to go on a honor flight. Please add this amount to donation that were made at the March 18, 2023 Gala event that is was honored to be invited to. My auction bids got out bid, and I wish my portion will be added to what that evening brought in as donations of any kinds.
Liza & Rolf Ekstrand
US Army-World War Veteren
Such an amazing person!
Jeff and Stephanie Angst
Thank you for your dedication to the veterans in our area.
Colleen & John Dunford
Thank you for your service and friendship
In memorial to Bob who fought in the Korean War as a marine. The proudest veteran I’ve ever met.
Reed and Nancy Ridge
In memory of Robert Boulden.
Dennis & Kelly Karcher
In memory of Bob Boulden.
Karen and Jim Doane
Boulden, Robert G. E.
To an amazing veteran!
Sherwood & Maxine Storbeck
Boulden, Robert G.E.
In loving memory of Robert Boulden.
Ted & Coreen Johnson
Honoring and remembering Robert “Bob” Breitzman’s flight with daughter Chris Breitzman. And recognizing his service to our country. Thank you!
In memory of John A Buchta was was a proud WWII veteran.
From the family of John A Buchta
Thank you for your service Uncle Mickey! I am honored to be joining you on your Honor Flight to D.C. 5/20/23.
What a wonderful hero and lasting legacy.
This donation is in loving memory of Paul Collins. If would be greatly appreciated if you could acknowledge to Paul’s family that a donation has been made in Paul’s memory to Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. The acknowledgment could be sent to Kathy Collins. Thank you very much. Kathy Collins and Family 1822 Crestwood Drive Caledonia, WI 53108
Scott and Jill Burson
For Grandpa and Great Grandpa!!
In memory of Marcella Culloden, mother of Mike Giles.
John & Nancy Haese and Judy & Michael Check
This donation made in Doug’s memory, recognizing his respect for and support of our country’s veterans.
Ron and Cheryl Hicks
To a man who so loved his family and his country. You will truly be missed by all who knew you.
Linda and Steve Gilliland
Dean, Leary A.
In memory of a wonderful man, who served his country in the Marines and taught his 6th graders the meaning of citizenship.
His wife of 65 years and his loving family
In honor of Bob Deppiesse
In honor of Bob Deppiesse
RIP Bob, thank you for your service
Deepest sympathies to Bob’s family.
Mark and Shelly K
In loving memory of Robert (Bob) Deppiesse. Thank you for your service.
Darryl and Sue Zimdars
We salute your service. Mr. Phillip Dibb(May 20, 2023 Honor Flight) W149S7594 Dorothy Dr. Muskego, WI 53150
Cynthia & Mike Gallagher
In memory of his wonderful life and service. Fond family memories.
Cousin Albert Herwig and family (Judy Thun and Sharry Schielke)
Felder, Lawrence J.
RIP Larry. Godspeed.
Nicole Bechler & Scott Nettesheim
In loving memory of Terry L. Finger, US Air Force Veteran who proudly served in Vietnam and was honored to fly on the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight to Washington DC. He talked often of his service in Vietnam and the Honor Flight was incredibly meaningful to him.
Ron and Sandy Kling
Finger, Terry Lee
In honor of our brave neighbor and his devoted wife. Thank you for your service. Your neighbors, Pam and Cary
Your Grateful Neighbors
In honor of my dad a ww2 Veteran who never lived long enough to go on an honor flight. I had had the honor to go on honor flight 59. An experience I will never forget . I served in the army just like my dad. He was with me in spirit. Thank you for a trip of a life time. Regards Joseph Fiul Flight 59 October 2021
Franecki, Raymond T.
In remembrance of a dear neighbor, mentor, and friend.
Charles (Chuck) was a good friend and a national treasure to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight community. I worked with Chuck on fundraising and community events at schools, retail establishments and more. He was super-patriotic and loved his country. I visited Chuck and his wife Beverly several times at their home in Waukesha. My "5-minute visit" turned into over an hour of conversations. Chuck gave me the grand tour of his military memoriabilia, not skipping any detail. I was honored to attend his 100th Birthday tribute at his home in December during a snowstorm. It didn’t phase him at all. Chuck will be remembered by all whom his life touched. Watching him dance with Beverly at the Stars and Stripes Gala in November 2021 was a high point of the event. Rest in Peace my friend and until we meet again at the Pilot’s lounge and in the ranks in paradise. I salute you one last time. Godspeed!
Howard A. Hadley, CMSgt, USAF (Ret)
May your soul fly high and directly to God on it’s flight from Earth! Your service in the Navy was a gift to our country.
Monica Lidral and Kevin Porter
Your service is appreciated
Thank you for your service to your country and for your service to your family, your business and your community for over 50 years. We appreciate you and love you more than you know. With love from your family…
Your proud, grateful and loving family
TO A LONG TIME FRIEND KNOWN TO JEAN AND I IN CLEVELAND AND MILWAUKEE SO SAD THAT THE ERROR FILLED COVID 19 MANDATES LIMITED THE NEARNESS TO YOUR FAMILY IN LAST YEAR AND THUS VERY POSSIBLY SOME OF LIFE. REST YE WELL!
ZEBON & JEAN ALEXANDER
In Memory of.
Tom & Julie Kronenburg
In loving memory.
The Deb & Patrick Gerum Family
In Memory of Jackie Goedde
Dick & Sandy Cannistra
Dad we know how honored you were to have participated in the Honor Flight. We pray others may have the same opportunity through this donation in your honor.
Shelly & Family
In memory of a special father and grandfather
The AAH Compliance Team
In memory of Arthur Hagel of Menomonee Falls! For his years of service to our country
Haischer Jr., Theodore
In memory of his passing February 1, 2023.
In honor of Jack R. Hanson who passed away on February 14, 2023. Thank you for your service along with the many others who have served our country. We’re very glad that you had the opportunity to participate in an honor flight, and we won’t forget how happy yet exhausted you were upon your return to Milwaukee. Enjoy reminiscing with your old friends in Heaven, Jack. You will be missed!!
The Kaehler Family: Darrell, Carol, Cameron & Colin
In memory of Jack Hanson, a veteran, husband, father and great role model for all of us kids growing up in the neighborhood.
Bill and Sandy Zdroik
In honor of Jack R. Hanson, who so proudly served in the United States Navy. He was honored to be on one of these Honor Flights. May you rest in peace, Jack.
Deb and Kurt Gunderson
To one of my Life Long Friends. We’ll meet again.
William & Luanne Thompson
In memory of Jack Hanson.
Craig, Alicia, and Lucas Hesselberg
Hanson, Jack R
Thank you, Jack, for your service. We know how much you meant to your family and friends. You will be missed.
Tammy and Clark Thompson
An uncle who enhanced our lives.
Donald & Margie Pellmann
Donated in the memory of Ralph Heck
The Lancour and Denee families
Heck, Ralph R
God speed as you rest in peace, Mr. Ralph Heck! We didn’t know you but you raised a wonderful daughter that we do know. As a testament to your storied life we would like to honor your memory with this donation.
Mary Strupp and Peter Bardes
Remembering you and saying thank you for your service.
Perry and Barb
May he rest in peace.
Greg & Laurie Strube, Kiri Bornhofer
In memory of Richard Hellmich.
The Berggren Family
Please accept this donation in memory of Richard who passed away in January.
Arnie and Maggie
Hellmich, Richard Theodore
In honor of a loving life and a great family man.
Debby and Dallas
This donation is from my brother and I. Instead of exchanging gifts this year we decided to make a donation in honor of our dad who was part of Mission 63 in June. It was the best day and he enjoyed every minute. Thank you for everything you do for our Veterans! Merry Christmas!
Amy Bilgrien and Aaron Hetzel
Thank you for your service Uncle George.
Terry & Barb Erickson
With love to you Uncle George and sincere thanks for your service. We remember being with you when you returned from the flight and how proud and happy you were to have been a part of it. You will be missed! Love, Pam, Rick, Roz, Nick, Rachel,Aaron and Sawyer
Pam, Rick, Roz,Nick, Rachel, Aaron and Sawyer
In memory of George Hickmann
Barry & Jane Graff
Hoffman, Dr. Hermes
In memory and in honor of Dr. Hoffman, our long time neighbor and great family friend. Our condolences and regards to Mrs. Hoffman, his children, Gail, Cary, and Julie, and family.
In loving memory of Dr. Hermes Hoffman Please mail gift acknowledgment to: Gail Hoffman and Rick Meyer 240 West Dean Road Milwaukee, WI 53217
Ami and Ivy
In fond memory of the life you lived and the lives you touched. You were truly a special man, husband, father, grandfather and friend to many and you will be deeply missed.
Brian & Ellen Gordon
In memory of Dr. Hermes Hoffman and in honor of all veterans.
Jonathan & Melissa Koenig
In loving memory of Hermes Hoffman.
In memory of
Jody Kaufman and Paul Loewenstein
In loving memory of Hermes
Nancy and Jim Barnett
In honor of Dr. Hermes Hoffman
The Novak family
In fond memory of Dr. Hermes Hoffman, a veteran of World War Two, who served on the USS Recruit AM 285. He went on an Honor Flight, which meant so much to him. Hermes was a dentist in Milwaukee for many years and volunteered his skills at the Marquette Dental School clinic. He and his wife (the late Thelma) were married for 59 years, had three children, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many, many friends. He will be missed.
Anne and Mark Gleischman
We are so proud of Molly’s long-time involvement in S&S Honor Flight and the organization’s ongoing commitment to our veterans!
Mark & Janet Hogan
In memorial to Bruno Jablonski and his service to our country.
Bill & Val Miller
In memory of the military service Bruno Jablonski gave to the U.S. Navy and U.S. Naval Reserves, along with his civilian career where he developed power drives for U.S. Navy vessels for over 20 years.
Mary Kelley Loomis
A moral man who always did the right thing. His Honor Flight was a highlight of his life
Pat Turicik Lawlor
Thank you for your service!
Ken passed away on 4-3-23. We thank him for his services to our country. Blessings to him and his family!
Fritz & Maureen Reich
This donation is in honor of Kenneth Kaiser. Thank you for your service to our country and God bless you and your family.
Metro Milwaukee Firefighters Hockey Club
Memorial for Kenneth Kaiser in honor of his Patriotism
Paul & Julie Kardatzke
In honor of Ken, his faith, and his patriotism.
The Bellmore/Orr Families
Kaiser, Kenneth J.
In memory of Kenneth J. Kaiser’s faith and patriotism.
David and Vonna Goddard
In honor of our father stationed on LCS 114 as a radio man 3rd class. Participated in the battle of Okinawa. Took the honor flight on June 20th 2009. Was a member of Bintzler-Waehler American Legion Post 347 of Lomira Wi. The honor flight was highly appreciated and he enjoyed it immensely. Thanks to all who make it possible. Hope this helps to send a veteran or family member to Washington. The Edward Kelroy family.
Family of Ed Kelroy
My father was a Vietnam veteran and passed away this October.
Sergeant USMC - Retired for his service and "Pay it Forward" generosity at Gibson’s Oak Brook!
The Kokalj Family
Our donation is on belief of a dear friend, Victor Larson, a Korean War vet we met through Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. Jamie was first selected as Vic’s guardian, but due to health issues, he was unable to travel. When he finally was able, Jamie was already assigned to be a guardian for another vet so I was selected to be Vic’s guardian. As it turned out, we both were able to share his special day in DC along with Jamie’s Korean War vet. What a memorable day the four of us had! Vic brought so many smiles and laughter to those he met and through this experience, he became like family to us. We were so blessed to have him in our lives. RIP Victor. You may be gone, but never forgotten.
Jamie & Pam Garris
I am giving this donation in memory of my dear high school friend. She died suddenly of a brain hemorrhage at age 71.
To Irv’s Korean War service he gave to our country and the great husband, father, grandfather and friend he was to so many.
Fritz & Maureen Reich
In memory of Irvin
Carl and Julie Panzenhagen
In loving memory of Richard Manke. Menomonee Falls, WI
Robyn, Linda, Pam, Karen, and Collette
So that another who gave of their prime years and their very health can enjoy a little something back.
Those you love you.
Larry Merten of Fond du Lac passed away on March 3, 2023. He served in the US Army after high school and had the pleasure of receiving an honor flight several years ago. I remember his family saying how special it was to him and hope that other veterans get an opportunity to share in the same experience.
In loving memory of my father who participated in the May 16th 2015 honor flight. What an incredible experience we had that day. You as a Veteran and myself as a guardian. It was such an honor for my father to be honor in such an incredible way. To meet with other Veterans and to see all the Memorials and Arlington Cemetery. The Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns Soldier was incredible and I saw the tears in my Father eyes that told me the story of what this all meant to him. Unfortunately my father passed away on September 21st. 2015. My father talked about that day in DC right up to the day of his passing. He continually thank me for signing him up to go on this experience. I told my father that the people we need to thank are all the great folks at the Stars and Stripes Honor Flights Organization. So in my Father name please accept this annual donation in my father name. Keep up the great work of honoring our Great Veterans.
Mitter/Milos, James, Robert, Jeff, Jeffrey
In honor of the members of the Mitter/Milos Family who have served their country both past and present. We love you, we’re so proud of you and we thank you for your service.
Your Loving Family
Merle Monahan (1929-2023) was honored to fly on his Honor Flight on April 14th, 2018. He often spoke of his special day made possible by the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight of WI. We are happy to donate to help this program to continue on in his memory.
Merle Monahan’s five children and families
Morse, Captain Earl
In appreciation of Captain Earl Morse being our keynote Speaker at the 2022 Wisconsin All Academies Military Ball held at the Pfister hotel, Milwaukee on December 30, 2022.
Wisconsin Air Force Academy Parents Assoc.
To a brave sailor who never forgot those days .
I am so proud of of what you have stood for all your life. Your courage, patriotism, honesty, faith, and dedication of kindness & love. We all love you and are so grateful to have your example and guidance in our lives. Jane, Calen, & Tyler
jane Tyler & Calen
In memory of Richard Oertel
Dave & Patti Hietpas
In memory of Richard Oertel - passed 4/3/2023
In memory of Dennis from the Sargento Foods R&D Sunshine Club.
Sargento Foods R&D Sunshine Club
Proudly served. Vietnam Vet - Army
In honor of her service, friendship, and volunteerism.
This donation is a tribute to my grandfather in appreciation of his kindness, selflessness and bravery.
Colin & Mandi
In memory of Tom and his service to his Country and the sacrifice that entailed.
John and Marcia
In honor of John Rapant, a Korean War Veteran, who went to Heaven on March 19th, 2023.
Milwaukee County Architecture and Engineering Division
Thanks for so many years of being a wonderful bus driver!
In loving memory of proud Korean War Veteran, Alan Riegg.
Mr. Riegg, thank you for your service. Although we haven’t met you, we know your son, Chris, and can only imagine what you were like based on him. Sincerely, Jeff Van Straten and the Clearwing family.
Jeff Van Straten in the Clearwing Family
In memory of Alan V. Riegg
Keith & Donna Robers
In loving memory of a great brother-in-law, godfather, uncle and great uncle.
The entire Rothe family in FL, MN and NY.
For my wonderful brother-in-law. A great son, husband, father, uncle, cousin, friend... and honorable veteran. Rest in peace, Alan.
Your sister-in-law, Karen.
We thank you for your service.
Saint John’s On The Lake - LifeStreams Staff
In loving memory of Honor Flight Veteran Alan Riegg
the Licht family
Riemer, Norbert E.
In the memory of Norbert E. Riemer
Matt and Lori Frey
In memory of Gary Schmechel.
Thank you Gary for being an inspiration, friend and good neighbor.
This is a memorial gift in honor of Ken.
Pat & Tom Mehring
Schoenharr, Donald Bruce
To a life well lived, and all around a truly good man.
Ed & Donna Pulvermacher
In loving memory of Gene Allen Smith of Kenosha, WI. Thank you for your service to our country. You did "goodly"!
The Guy Allen Smith Family
In loving memory and honor of his service in the Korean War.
Jeffrey A. Smith
A beautiful man who served his country with honor!
Kerrin and Rory Rhinesmith
Thank you for your service to your country and for being an active and giving member of your community. Prayers to your family during this difficult time.
The Von Bergen Family
Jim “Spence” became our much loved brother-in-law upon marrying our sister, Cindy in 1968. He was a wonderful husband and great father to his four children. As our families grew he continued to open his arms even wider welcoming and loving everyone who stepped into our families, always making them feel warm and welcomed. Spence sadly passed on December 18, 2022. He served proudly in the US Air Force as a Sergeant for 4 years during the Vietnam War. The honor flight he took in 2021 was such a wonderful experience for him, we wish to donate in his honor so others may have the same experience. Our brother will be greatly missed.
Your loving family, Tom White, Jim White, Terri Norman and Mike White
Spencer, James A
In loving memory
The Olmon, Figard, Schrader and Wulf families
Stewart Jr., John "Jack" James
In memory of John "Jack" James Stewart Jr.
Silver Spring Intermediate Sunshine
Thompson, William (Bill) R.
Thank you for your years of service and dedication to this great land. The example that you set in your love for this country will live on in all that knew you. We salute you.
David & Wendy Grant
Blessings to all who served!
In Memory of Dennis Torbeck, a great man, father and grandfather, who served our country.
The King Family
In memory of Dennis Torbeck.
The Knutsen Family
In memory of Dennis Torbeck. Loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Our thoughts & prayers go out to the entire family! Thank you to all the men & women who have served & are serving our country!
Renee Brian & Sydnee Braatz
Rest in Peace
Gene and Sue Best
In Memory of Dennis Torbeck
The Rush Family
In Dennis Torbeck’s honor for his service to our country in the Army and all the kindness he showed to others.
Barb, Al, Hunter & Max (Kadrich)
Sending the Torbeck family love and prayers for peace and comfort.
The Wagoner Family
In memory of loving wife of Wayne Wagner and mother of Daniel, Wendy and Deanna. Send acknowledgment to : Wayne Wagner,1624 Manistique Ave., South Milwaukee, WI 53172
Gerhardt & LuAnn Lambrecht
In honor of WWII vet Homer Walls
The Kronsnoble family
In memory of a true Veteran of our country
Loving duaghter Carol
All our love to the Zoellick family. Your father Pete was a wonderful uncle.
Cal and Nancy Berry and Family
In memory of your passing, Tony, and in thanks for your service.
Mike and Lynne Zimmermann