WTMJ Raises $250,000 to Fly Vets to DC

Topic: Military-Focused Initiatives
Posted on 5/11/2016

Scripps’ WTMJ-AM Milwaukee sponsored two “Stars and Stripes Honor Flights” that flew 140 veterans from Milwaukee to Washington D.C. in May. During “WTMJ’s Operation Parallel,” afternoon host John Mercure talked with veterans about what a trip to their war memorial would mean to them. Operation Parallel’s two radiothons raised $250,000 to fund the flights. “We are humbled by the absolutely incredible support of WTMJ Radio,” said Stars and Stripes Honor Flight Vice President for Public Relations Karyn Roelke. “Many of our veterans have already told us that, aside from their wedding day and the birth of their children, their Honor Flight day was the best day they have ever had.”

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