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Honor Flight of Oregon Benefit film showing this Saturday, May 4

Honor Flight

Honor Flight of Oregon Benefit this Saturday, May 4 at 6:00 PM.

Please join us for a showing of the movie Honor Flight at Wilsonville Public Library on Saturday, May 4, at 6:00 PM. Tickets sold at the door are $5.00. Individual copies of the movie will be available for sale. This showing is a benefit for Honor Flight of Oregon.

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.

Honor Flight Benefit
Saturday, May 4
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Oak Room
$5.00 admission goes to Honor Flight of Oregon

For more information, contact Patty Brescia at 503-570-1525 or brescia@ci.wilsonville.or.us.

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

"Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand

"Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand

Title/Author: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Genre: Nonfiction – World War II, aviation and Japanese POW camps in Japan

Rating: 5 out of 5

WV Reader Review: The story of how Louis Samperini (runner in Berlin Olympics) survived over two months in the Pacific Ocean after his plane was shot down. The book documents his survival in POW  camps and return to the U.S. He had been pronounced missing, and then dead by the U.S.A. A very powerful book.