What Is the "Honor Flight" Documentary About?


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“Honor Flight” is a documentary about a Midwest community coming together to fly four living World War II veterans to visit the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. The Honor Flight Network is a nonprofit organization that has flown over 100,000 veterans on similar journeys.

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"Honor Flight" focuses on veterans Orville Lemke, Julian Plaster, Joe Demler and Harvey Kurz. Lemke is a retired plumber struggling with terminal cancer even as he prepares for the trip. Plaster is an 89-year-old poet who has outlived most of his family and friends.

Demler is a retired postmaster and Kurz is a grocery bagger at the local Pick n’ Save. The two friends worked together as volunteers to raise money for the Honor Flight program in order to fly as many of their fellow veterans as possible, and then they join Lemke and Plaster for the special trip..

The 2012 film's director was Dan Hayes and its producer was Clay Broga.

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