The volunteers of the Champaign Aviation Museum will give recognition to those who served and sacrificed during WWII on Saturday, Oct. 3.
The volunteers are inviting all World War II Army Air Corps veterans and their families and families and decendants of deceased Army Air Corps veterans to attend and honor their loved one.
The event will begin with an honor guard, a prayer by an Air Force chaplain and the playing of the National Anthem. After a moment of silence, Army Air Corps veterans who are present and the names presented by the families of deceased Army Air Corp Veterans will be honored by the reading of their name, rank and position. Family members will be invited to read the name of their veteran at the podium.
Tables will be available where pictures and mementos can be displayed by the veterans or their families.
Veterans will be welcome to share their experiences in a chat session where the audience can listen quietly and ask questions. Family members may wish to speak also, honoring their veteran by telling stories told to them over the years.
The museum’s workshop area, where volunteers are building a World War II-era B-17 bomber, will be open to the public.
The program will begin at 10 a.m. The event is open to the public.
More details will be posted on the museum’s website when available.
Champaign Aviation Museum is located on Historic Grimes Field Airport, 1652 N Main Street, in Urbana, Ohio. It’s open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
1652 N Main St Urbana, OH 43078