WTMJ/Milwaukee Sends 140 Veterans To D.C. On 'Stars And Stripes Honor Flights'
May 18, 2016 at 10:44 AM (PT)
With the help of donations from listeners, JOURNAL News-Talk WTMJ-A/MILWAUKEE sent 140 veterans to WASHINGTON on two “Stars and Stripes Honor Flights” on SATURDAY (5/14) as part of "WTMJ's Operation Parallel."
Afternoon host JOHN MERCURE led the fundraising project last OCTOBER, raising over $250,000 for the trip in two radiothons and an online campaign. MERCURE, CHARLIE SYKES, JANE MATANAER, GREG MATZEK, JAY SORGO, ERIC BROOKS, and VP/GM TOM LANGMYER accompanied the vets to WASHINGTON.
“After serving as an Honor Flight guardian to a brave Marine from the Korean Conflict, I am humbled by our Veterans’ service and the generosity of our listeners” said LANGMYER. “The WTMJ Cares campaign led by JOHN MERCURE is just another example of how live, local radio can impact a community.”
“We are humbled by the absolutely incredible support of WTMJ Radio. 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,” said Stars and Stripes Honor Flight VP for Public Relations KARYN ROELKE. “We owe such a debt of gratitude to the listeners and staff of 620 WTMJ for making this possible.”