The Stevens Point Area Retired Teachers' Association (SPARTA) met at the Moose Family Center in Stevens Point on Monday, Nov. 13th.
The program was "Never Forgotten Honor Flights from Central Wisconsin" by Mike Thompson and Lt. Col. Jim Campbell. The idea was conceived by Earl Morse, Physician Asst. who treated vets for 27 years. The first flight was May 2005 and the National Honor Flight was founded in Feb. 2006.
Thompson and Campbell are founders for Northern and Central WI which serves 12 counties. The first flight was April 27, 2010. (There are 6 honor flights areas in WI.) Our SPARTA meeting was their 223rd presentation. Check out their website at NEVERFORGOTTENHONORFLIGHT.
SPARTA veterans honored with Thompson and Campbell are---
(back) Jim Campbell, Mike Thompson, Jerry Kasdorf
(seated) David Crawford, Elbert Rackow, James Krems