Whether you have big bucks to donate or just nickels and dimes to give, the Never Forgotten Honor Flight is in need of your help.
Over the past year, they've sent two planes full of World War II veterans to Washington D.C. to see the monuments that are dedicated to them. The trip is free of charge to all veterans that served state-side or overseas during the years 1941 to 1946.
Obviously, it costs a pretty penny to make this trip a reality so volunteers in our area are working feverishly to raise funds. One trip alone costs $80,000, and organizers are anticipating that price to increase.
Locally there are several events coming up to help fund this Trip of a Lifetime. Check out the partial list below:
Central Beer Distributors, Inc. will donate $.25 to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight of every six-pack of Leinenkugel's Beer sold at area Kwik Trip stores until March 31, 2011.
Every Monday through April 18th from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. The Bar in Rothschild will host Armed Forces Night. There will be food and drink specials. Also .25 cents from every beer purchase will be donated to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight.
March 12, 2011 at 12 p.m. - Bull Falls Brewery 2nd Annual Boch Fest and Honor Flight 5K Fun Run, Wausau. Registration is now open.
Thursday, March 17 · 5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Glass Hat Bar, 1203 3rd St. Wausau, WI. NFHF Volunteers & Board Members will be bartending for TIPS to help fund WWII Veterans to take a "Trip of a Lifetime" to visit their Memorials free of charge in Washington, D.C.
Third Sunday of Each Month - 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Honor Flight Dinner American Legion, 1001 Golf Club Rd, Wausau, WI. Dine for the Honor Flight.
April 26th 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and April 27th, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm - "The Funky Chair" Project. Northcentral Technical College (in the cafeteria). Students submit a design that they would like to paint on the chair and the chairs will be auctioned off.
Saturday, June 18 · 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Mid-Wisconsin Bank in partnership with Wausau Harley-Davidson, Central Beer Distributing in a motorcycle ride fundraiser for the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. Live music, food and a 2012 new model HD to be raffled off!. Location: Wausau Harley-Davidson, 1570 CTY RD XX.
For more fundraising events and to learn more about how you can register a veteran check out their Never Forgotten Web site: