In attendance for the donation presentation are (from left) Plover VFW Post Chaplain Frank Raschka, Plover VFW Post Commander Norb Strasser, Millie Eckberg, James Campbell from Never Forgotten Honor Flight, Class of ’61 Reunion Chairman John Schulfer, VFW Post member Larry Kinyon, Sue Clussman, Dominic Stroik and Barbara Piotrowski. (Contributed)

P.J. Jacobs Class of ’61 donates to Honor Flight

Metro Wire Staff

Members of the Class of 1961 from P.J. Jacobs had donated to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight.

The Class of 1961 Reunion Committee Chairman John Schulfer and fellow committee members on Oct. 21 presented Plover VFW Post 10262 Commander Norb Strasser with a $360 donation earmarked for the Never Forgotten Honor Flight. The funds were raised with a 50/50 raffle that was held during a recent class reunion.

“I am not a veteran myself, but I know veterans who have gone on this flight and it is truly a memorable and even life-changing experience for them,” Schulfer said. “It is a most deserving program to honor our veterans and it is our way of showing our appreciation to them.”

Flights for 2023 concluded on October 16. To date, the Never Forgotten Honor Flight Hub has flown 4,400 veterans including over 100 local male and female veterans. The next two flights are scheduled for April and May of 2024.

P.J. Jacobs served as the area’s high school from 1938 until SPASH opened in 1972. The school then became one of two junior highs in Stevens Point.

The Honor Flight sends veterans on a free, daylong trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the nation’s monuments and the memorials built in their honor. Veterans of any branch who served honorably before May 7, 1975, can apply for a seat.

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