Honor Flight film to be shown in New Lenox
By Erin Gallagher Correspondent January 17, 2013 12:28PM
David Jameson, a 90-year-old World War II veteran, is among the local veterans who have gone on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. On Feb. 19, the Chicago screening of “The Honor Flight” will be at the New Lenox AMC Showplace. | File photo
Updated: February 22, 2013 6:09AM
The Guinness Book of World Records claim says it is the largest film screening ever. On Feb. 19, locals can be a part of it.
The public is invited to the only Chicago-area screening of “The Honor Flight” at the New Lenox AMC Showplace.
The movie is a documentary about World War II veterans who are now in their late 80s and early 90s. They take a trip to Washington, D.C., to see the memorial that in 2004 was constructed in their honor.
The film also chronicles the lives of two men. One was days from death in a German POW camp. The other saw the flag go up at the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Approximately 1,000 WWII veterans die every day. The Honor Flight Network struggles to help all WWII veterans make the Honor Flight before they die.
“It’s uncommon for World War II veterans to talk about the war, but the Honor Flight experience brings their stories out,” according to the movie’s website. “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.”
“They will be honored as the true war hero that they truly are,” New Lenox Trustee Ray Tuminello told the village board on Jan. 14.
The movie starts at 7:30 p.m. and is about 90 minutes long. Tickets cost $10 each. Visit www.HonorFlightTheMovie.com to reserve tickets with a credit card. Once 61 tickets are reserved, all cards will be charged.