Documentary to show in Billings; raise money for Honor Flight

2012-12-28T15:15:00Z 2013-04-21T09:53:08Z Documentary to show in Billings; raise money for Honor FlightGazette Staff The Billings Gazette

An acclaimed documentary that details a trip of World War II veterans will show in Billings on Jan. 15-17 to help raise money for Big Sky Honor Flight.

The documentary, "Honor Flight," will show at Billings' Shiloh 14 theaters on three days, including one matinee showing. Tickets are $12.

Tickets may be purchased or reserved in advance through the following links.

Jan. 15, 10 a.m. show: www.tugg.com/events/2471.

Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m. show: www.tugg.com/events/2489.

Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. show: www.tugg.com/events/2490.

The cost of the tickets is tax-deductible, and various packages are available with incentive items for donations made to Big Sky Honor Flight.

Those who buy both a ticket and donate to Big Sky Honor Flight will receive incentives, including: $15, Big Sky Honor Flight water bottle; $25, Big Sky Honor Flight water bottle and hat; $35, Big Sky Honor Flight water bottle and T-shirt; $50, Big Sky Honor Flight hat and T-shirt; $75, Big Sky Honor Flight T-shirt, hat, and water bottle.

"Honor Flight" is a documentary about four World War II veterans and a Wisconsin community that comes together to give them the trip of a lifetime. Volunteers race against the clock to fly thousands of World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the National World War II Memorial, which was built in 2004.

The "Honor Flight" film covers a trip taken by Wisconsin veterans in their late 80s and early 90s. For many, it is the last trip of their lives. The 24-hour journey is full of moving surprises.

This film, which opened in the fall, is on tour across the country to help raise awareness and money for other Honor Flight efforts.

Big Sky Honor Flight’s mission is to recognize Montana World War II veterans for their sacrifices and achievements by flying them to Washington, D.C., — at no cost to them — to see their memorial. About 190 veterans have already made two tour tours to Washington as part of the Big Sky Honor Flight program.

Fundraising continues as Big Sky Honor Flight aims to get three flights off the ground this spring, tentatively planned for late April, May and June. About $152,000 is needed for each flight. More than 300 World War II veterans are on a waiting list.

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