Additional tickets are now available. Carmike Theater has moved the event to a larger theater and we now have 95 more seats available.
Hickory Rotary Club has been asked to help promote the Hickory, NC screening of Honor Flight (the movie) on Monday, January 21 at 7:30 PM at Carmike Theater 14. Tickets are $12.00.
The necessary 68 minimum ticket requirement has been met…in fact we sold out the theater! A larger theater has now been set aside as tickets for this event are in high demand. Additional tickets are now available, but act fast as tickets for this event are limited by theater capacity…there will only be one showing of this outstanding feature film in Hickory. The movie screening is now confirmed and will take place Monday, January 21st at Carmike Theater 14 in Hickory, NC. To reserve a ticket please visit the Hickory Screening Event Page: http://www.tugg.com/events/2469 or click the BUY TICKETS NOW link below.
The film has had great success, and even broke a Guinness World Record for the largest attendance of a film screening (28,442 people), when it was screened at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Since the premiere in Milwaukee there have been screenings at the US Capitol, Constitution Hall, The National Press Club and several other theaters in Wisconsin. The film has garnered critical acclaim from around the US, even from Sen. Bob Dole who said, “Honor Flight is a remarkable film. Grandparents, parents and children can all appreciate the stories told in this powerful and moving tribute to WWII Veterans and this country.”
People around the US are being asked to organize their own screenings in their own hometowns through Tugg.com. This is how the Hickory screening came to fruition.
Please pass this information along to WWII vets and their families in your club, church and workplace. We would love to see them all attend the screenings.
Please note the Facebook links below:Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/HonorFlightTheMovie
Facebook Page Specifically for the Hickory Screening: http://www.facebook.com/events/421819631223742/
Honor Flight Movie Trailers Below.
According to the Honor Flight website, “Honor Flight is a heartwarming documentary about four living World War II veterans and a Midwest community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime. Volunteers race against the clock to fly thousands of WWII veterans to Washington, DC to see the memorial constructed for them in 2004, nearly 60 years after their epic struggle.
The trips are called “Honor Flights” and for the veterans, who are in their late 80s and early 90s, it’s often the first time they’ve been thanked and the last trip of their lives. The 24-hour journey is full of surprises that deeply move all who are involved. It’s uncommon for World War II veterans to talk about the War, but the Honor Flight experience brings their stories out. Many veterans say, with the exception of their wedding day and the birth of their children, the trip is the best day of their life.
However, success is all but ensured. 1,000 World War II veterans die every day and getting them on an Honor Flight in time is a constant battle. The film features Orville Lemke, a former plumber and beloved father of nine who fights to hold off terminal cancer so he can make the trip, and Julian Plaster, an 89-year-old poet who has survived almost all of his friends and family.
Honor Flight also chronicles the stories of veterans Joe Demler and Harvey Kurz. They raise money for and promote the Honor Flight program to help fly as many of their fellow veterans as possible. Joe, a soft-spoken retired postmaster, was famously pictured in Life magazine as “the Human Skeleton” upon his liberation from a German POW camp. Days from death, he weighed just 70 lbs. His comedic sidekick, Harvey, saw the iconic flag go up at the Battle of Iwo Jima, unbeknownst to the shoppers he bags groceries for at the local Pick n’ Save.
As the Honor Flight trip unfolds, Orville, Julian, Joe, Harvey and others share their stories and wisdom. While the Honor Flight program is meant to give something back to these humble heroes, the sheer goodness they embody and their profound appreciation for life in freedom, transforms the lives of everyone they meet.
About the Cause
The Honor Flight Network is a nonprofit organization that has flown over 100,000 veterans to Washington, DC. It consists of 117 hubs across the country. If you’d like to get involved or donate to the cause, please visit www.honorflight.org.”