CITY OF BROOKFIELD - A trio of Brookfield veterans from the Korean War will get their chance to see the sites and memorials of Washington D.C. this weekend.

Warren Hintz, Jerry Powers and Orville Rex will all be on Sunday's Stars and Stripes Honor Flight (SSHF).

Stars and Stripes Honor Flight is a program that flies veterans for day trips to the nation's capitol and helps them to see the many war memorials dedicated in their honor. 

This weekend's flight will leave depart at 7 a.m. from Mitchell Airport with 90 veterans from southeastern Wisconsin.

After landing at Reagan National Airport, the veterans will get to tour the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Iwo Jima/Marine Corps Memorial and more.

"It is our honor and privilege to take these local heroes to Washington D.C.," SSHF President Paula Nelson said. "So many of our oldest veterans have never been thanked for their incredible service to our country so many years ago."

Hintz served in the Marines during the Korean War while Powers and Rex were both in the Army.

In total, SSHF has flown nearly 5,000 local veterans to Washington D.C. since 2008. 

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