The American Airpower Museum (AAM), Honor Flight Long Island (HFLI) and Mission Margraten Plus (MMP), cordially invite you to join them at the AAM Hangar on Saturday, November 11th at 11:00 am for a Veteran’s Day Commemoration. Admission is free to all veterans and their families. The event will include opening remarks by the AAM and HFLI followed by two tribute flights of our Douglas C-47 transport, weather permitting. Each flight will have on board preselected WWII, Korean and Vietnam War veterans, plus two local High School students whose essays about veterans were chosen as winners in a contest. The C-47 Skytrain is the same type of plane that dropped Airborne troops behind enemy lines in Normandy, France on D-Day, 80 years ago this coming June 6th.
Coffee and pastries will be provided to our veterans and families.
At exactly 2:11 pm, we will observe two minutes of silence as prescribed by The Veterans Day Moment of Silence Act of 2016.
The American Airpower Museum is dedicated to educating current and future generations about the invaluable and selfless contributions made by our veterans and their families in order to keep this country safe. HFLI’s mission has been to fly veterans, free of charge, to Washington DC to visit our National War Memorials. Mission Margraten Plus was born from the desire of group of WWII veterans to travel to The Netherlands for the anniversary of the Dutch Liberation from Nazi occupation. MMP provides day and overnight trips, as well as local activities and events for elderly New York Veterans. They continue to be a cultural bridge between the United States and the people of the Netherlands.
“Whether they served in the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Merchant Marines or Coast Guard, all Veterans who defended freedom and U.S. interests during WWII and subsequent wars in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and now the War Against Terrorism, deserve to be honored. Aware of the risks, our Veterans fought in America’s battles against Fascism, Communism, in defense of liberty worldwide. We’re proud to honor them this Veterans Day.”
-Jeff Clyman, AAM President.
WHEN: Saturday November 11, 2023, 11:00 am
WHERE: The American Airpower Museum, 1230 New Highway , Farmingdale, NY 11735
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