Wall of Honor makes a stop in Milwaukee


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Wall of Honor makes a stop in Milwaukee

By Carole Meekins. CREATED May 9, 2014

MILWAUKEE - A salute to our World War II heroes is on display at VMP Manor in Milwaukee. 120 images capture poignant moments of veterans and their families visiting their monument in Washington D.C.

The Stars and Stripes "Wall of Honor" traveling exhibit will be on display at locations throughout southeast Wisconsin over the next few months.  The photographs capture the smiles, the hugs the cheers and tears.

Eileen Wilson of the Honor Flight Board of Directors notes, "This is a public awareness event to make people aware of how wonderful an organization an Honor Flight is." Wilson adds, "The response from  the public is absolutely overwhelming." 

VMP Manor Park held a special ceremony to kick of the exhibit. Dozens of Honor Flight Veterans were on hand. Veteran Susanne Walulik shares, "I went on the honor flight in November 2, 2011, it was the greatest thing I think I've ever experienced in my life."
Veteran Dr. John Palese admits, "I was surprised at the number of people that greeted us at both airports."
Korean War Veteran Gilbert Ruka exclaimed, "It's fantastic!  I said to myself, look at this. It's just amazing! All these vets here, it's just fantastic!"  
During the event, veterans signed autographs, and and relived an important part of history. Palese exclaimed, "It makes me feel proud of our service for our country." 
The Wall of Honor will be on display through May 16th at VMP. You can check our the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight Wall of Honor Tuesday -Thursday from 9-4 at VMP at 8536 W. Oklahoma Avenue.  
Carole Meekins

Carole Meekins

Carole Meekins is the longest tenured 10:00pm anchor in the Milwaukee market. She has been at TODAY'S TMJ4 since November of 1991.