freedom honor flight

Swan fundraiser collects $1865 
for Freedom Honor Flights

Jul 28, 2021
Steve Swan of Swan Jewelers recently presented the Freedom Honor Flight program with a $1865 donation on behalf of the customers of Swan Jewelers who supported the recent fundraising effort. The Freedom Honor Flight program flies veterans out to Washington D.C. on a one day trip to see the war...

Swan Jewelers raising money for Freedom Honor Flights

May 20, 2021
Swan Jewelers is once again spearheading a fundraiser on behalf of the Freedom Honor Flight programs. Freedom Honor Flights fly out of La Crosse, Wis., and give war veterans an opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials constructed in their honor. People who donate $10...

Pin proceeds support Freedom Honor Flight

Jul 25, 2019
Steve Swan (right) presents Jim Wittenberg of the Freedom Honor Flight, La Crosse, with the monies raised during Swan Jeweler’s “Raise the Flag” campaign. For several years, the store has sold $10 flag pins for a limited time and donated the proceeds to Freedom Honor Flight. Now the Lake City...

For vet, flight helps heal wounds suffered at war's end

Jul 3, 2019
Jerry Abidin of Lake City took a whirlwind tour of Washington, D.C., on May 18 on a Freedom Honor Flight out of La Crosse, Wis. The Vietnam War veteran served 21 years between the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve. In the capital he saw not only the Vietnam War memorial, but the Tomb of the Unknown...

Citizens donate over $1,500 to honor flights

Aug 15, 2018
Steven Swan from Swan Jewelers in Lake City (right) presents the donation to James Wittenberg of LaCrosse Freedom Honor Flight. The money was raised through the sale of American Flag pins at Swan Jewelers earlier this year. Serving 30 counties in three states, Freedom Honor Flight flies veterans to...

Balow touched by gratitude during Freedom Honor Flight

Oct 11, 2017
On Sept. 16, 2017, Eugene Balow of Lake City traveled to Washington D.C. with approximately 90 other veterans on a Freedom Honor Flight out of LaCrosse, Wis. The flight left early that morning and returned at approximately 10 p.m. the same evening. His daughter, Mary Pat Danckwart, accompanied him...

Freedom Honor Flight 
fundraiser nets $2,300

Jul 13, 2017
Thanks to the generosity of the people of Lake City, Swan Jewelers has raised over $2300 for the Freedom Honor Flights, the store said in a news release. This money will be used to send Veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the monuments erected in their honor. With this amount, the program is able...

Letter: Mission accomplished, Freedom Honor Flight fundraiser marches on

Jun 29, 2017
To the editor: Thank you to the citizens of Lake City for your overwhelming support of our “Raise the Flag” drive to benefit the Freedom Honor Flight. Not only did we exceed our goal, but we also ran out of flag pins. What a great problem to have. So far, we have collected over $1500 to help send...

Flag pin promotion raise $1,200 
for Freedom Honor Flights, so far

Jun 22, 2017
After serving as a guardian for a recent Freedom Honor Flight, Swan Jewelers owner Steve Swan was inspired to raise funds “to help support this great service to honor our veterans.” Veterans are flown to Washington DC to see the monuments that stand in their honor. There is no fee to the veterans...

Memorial Day in Lake City: 'Patriotism is Alive and Well'

May 31, 2017
It wasn’t raining Monday morning, but it was cool and breezy, and organizers had already decided on Saturday that the annual Memorial Day observance in Lake City would take place in the auditorium at Lincoln High School instead of Patton Park. There was poetry, there was a musical tribute to the...


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