The Fourth of July weekend celebrates community, local as well as national. Parades featuring people in uniform - scouts, firefighters and police as well as the military – traditionally are a fixture. Military uniforms remind us of the role of war in our history – and present. The current Veterans Administration scandals remind us of how serious related problems can become.
Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Joe Dean, the founder of Stars and Stripes Honor Flight; Dan Buttery, president of the board at Fisher House Wisconsin; Courtney Lutz, a photographer whose work comprises the new book, Honor Flight: A Visual Journey; and Renee Riddle, the book's editor.
For almost a decade, a group of volunteers has undertaken the task of bringing veterans of World War II to visit the Washington, D.C. monument honoring their sacrifice.