July 4th, the Bend Elks will be facing off against the Kelowna Falcons. At the game, veterans of World War II will be publicly recognized for their service and a portion of the proceeds will go towards "Honor Flights" to take the World War II vets to Washington D.C. to see the National World War II Memorial. Dick Tobiason, President of the Bend Heroes Foundation says it is a really special moment: "It is a shared experience because the World War II veterans are transformed by the visit. They go there in anticipation of 'what is this great big thing we are going to see that is a tribute to our service?'" So far, the Bend Heroes Foundation has provided Honor Flights to 157 World War II vets. Fans are invited to the field to watch the Pilot Butte fireworks after the game is over.