Help Raise Funds to Send Veterans on Honor Flight

The Old Bolts Car Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3088 are partnering to raise funds to continue giving veterans free tours of Washington, D.C. monuments through the Old Glory Honor Flight.

The fundraiser will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16, during Harvest Festival in Sturgeon Bay.

On Friday, VFW members will collect donations at the start of the Old Bolts cruise. The cruise begins at 5:30 pm at the fairgrounds. 

Continuing on Saturday, buy a $2 ballot to pick a car-show favorite. Ballots will be available from veterans and volunteers at the festival and the Honor Flight display (the old Butch’s Bar lot on Third Avenue at Nebraska Street). Vote as often as you choose. The winning car will receive the Old Glory Honor Flight People’s Choice Award. Spectators are invited to register at the Honor Flight display for a Milwaukee tool give-away, or to purchase Old Glory Honor Flight apparel. Local veterans and Honor Flight officials will also be available to answer questions about the flights and to help veterans apply for one. 

On Saturday at 10 am, VFW post 3088 will provide the Honor Guard for the raising of the flag, including presentation of the colors and a rifle salute. 

The Old Glory Honor Flight was founded in 2009 by a loyal group of volunteers based in Appleton, Wisconsin. The group is dedicated to honoring local veterans, one mission at a time, which now includes all veterans who served prior to May 7, 1975.

To date, the Old Glory Honor Flight has flown 5,740 veterans on 63 flights with more than 250 volunteers to Washington, D.C.  

The Old Bolts, a self-described “non-club” club, organize and run the car show each year at Sturgeon Bay’s Harvest Festival and have raised thousands of dollars for charity.