J&R Machine proudly supported Player Alumni Resources, LLC’s second annual Packers Alumni Charity Fishing Tournament and VIP Event in early June. The tournament took place in Port Washington, WI, with proceeds benefiting Stars and Stripes Honor Flight.
Stars and Stripes Honor Flight is a very moving cause and close to our heart at J&R Machine. According to statistics provided by the National World War II Museum, “approximately every three minutes, a memory of World War II—its sights and sounds, its terrors and triumphs—disappears.” Stars and Stripes Honor Flight is in a race against the clock to honor these veterans as approximately 430 of these heroes pass away each and every day.
Washington, D.C.’s World War II Memorial opened to the public in 2004, and many veterans are unable to travel to it without assistance. That’s where Stars and Stripes Honor Flight comes in. The organization is a branch of the National Honor Flight Network that was founded in Port Washington, and it offers World War II veterans, Korean War veterans, and terminally ill veterans of any conflict a free trip to see their respective memorial. Stars and Stripes Honor Flight also actively promotes educational aspects of this mission in local schools and the community.
The J&R team felt the Packers Alumni Charity Fishing Tournament was a great opportunity to raise money for this impressive organization and make a long-term impact on the lives of military veterans.
A VIP Event, open to the public, kicked off the tournament. At the event, Green Bay Packers alumni shared their experiences on and off the field, and guests from the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight shared stories and the impact donations have on the lives of military veterans. The evening also included a silent auction and autographs. Packers alumni that appeared at the event included Chris Jacke, Frank Winters, Chester Marcol, Marv Fleming, Lynn Dickey, Dave Robinson, Bryce Paup, and Ahman Green* (*appearing at the fishing tournament only).
The second day of the event included the exclusive fishing tournament, with Packers alumni joining each charter team. J&R Machine purchased tickets for a team of five and donated its seats for the 4-hour fishing charter to veterans. It was our way of saluting and giving thanks to the brave men and women who have served our nation and safeguarded our freedom.
To learn how you can support or volunteer for Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, please visit: http://www.starsandstripeshonorflight.org/
About J&R Machine
Founded in 1992, J&R Machine specializes in providing solutions for complex machined parts. The company’s value-added manufacturing, engineering, CNC machining, multi-spindle machining, thread rolling, fabrication and assembly are used by OEM manufacturers, defense contract suppliers and clients in a variety of industries including the medical technology, oil and gas, machinery and equipment, hydraulics, and auto racing sectors.
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