ANTIGO - There wasn't a dry eye at the Antigo Palace theater Sunday afternoon.
The well-known documentary Honor Flight was shown to the community to celebrate the veterans of Antigo.
"To see this video it just puts a lump in my throat." said Korean War Veteran, Keith Wilson.
The documentary follows the story of four World War II veterans and their journey on the honor flight to see the memorial built for them in 2004 in Washington D.C.
44 Antigo veterans have gone already.
"They brought their families, they brought their grandchildren, they brought their spouses to share with them the experience that they had on the honor flight." Never Forgotten Honor Flight Co-Founder, Jim Campbell said.
The documentary is making its way across Wisconsin and the country, but the Palace theater did something different for Antigo veterans.
"I come from a family of veterans. My uncle was killed in a war, my father was a veteran and my brothers family is all military," said Palace Co-Owner, Barb Suick.
"They've never been thanked properly and after sixty years building this memorial, it's about time that they got what was due."
The Antigo community honored the veterans by giving them a reception as well as viewing the movie for free here at the theater, but one veteran we spoke with thinks the story is a lot deeper than just a documentary.
"With the trouble that we're having now, things have changed completely and yet there's people who don't like each other," Wilson said.
"But this country has to learn to live together and love each other and get along better."
If you think this movie is another traditional documentary, you might want to think again.
"Anybody who gets a chance to see this documentary, do so," said Honor Flight Member, Donald Halverson.
"They'll get a different perspective on what our nation went through and the men and women that fought so we are a free country."
The movie will show again March 17th at the Palace Theater.
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
RHINELANDER - A scoop of frozen custard goes down pretty well on a humid day like the Northwoods saw Friday. Rhinelander's Associated Bank made grabbing a scoop an easy way to help others.
Culver's set up a mobile custard stand outside the new bank building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Oneida Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty cents from every $2.50 cup sold went to Associated Bank's Children's Miracle Network fund.
The bank is hoping to raise $500 through its fundraisers for CMN this month.
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