'Field of Honor' honors WWII vets on Aug. 11
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MILWAUKEE - Organizers are getting ready for a huge event at Miller Park in a few weeks to honor our area's World War II veterans.
The "Field of Honor" event will recognize those who fought for our freedom and salute the "Greatest Generation."
"Everyone has a story," said Harvey Kurz, an 87-year-old WWII vet with an amazing story.
He was a radio operator in the Navy.
"You did what you had to do. Years ago, we never talked about what happened," explained Kurz.
He took Tuesday to promote the documentary "Honor Flight," a film that follows WWII vets to a monument built in their honor in Washington, D.C.
Harvey is featured in the film, playing...himself.
"As usual, just like being married," said Kurz. "My wife would ask me a question. I had to answer.
Dan Hayes, who is from Wauwatosa, directed the movie.
"It really also is about freedom, and it's about thinking deeply about what we want to do with the freedom that we have and what we want to do with their legacy," explained Hayes.
On Saturday, Aug. 11, a full crowd at Miller Park can watch the stories of these veterans as the stadium's big screen in center field will show the world premiere of "Honor Flight."
The event is about much more than veterans sharing their stories.
It's also about reuniting veterans and bringing the experience to those who otherwise aren't able to make the trip to Washington, D.C.
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