Saturday, November 13, 2010

“L-Bird the little plane that did”

This message is for all:
  about the new days and new times  that the "L-Bird TV Documentary"
made by Bill Stratton/ILPA for the Military Channel and/or Documentery Channel

“L-Bird the little plane that did”

will be played nation wide (45 minutes on the Discovery Channel); Saturday, November 13, 2010, 8:00pm central standard time,
Sunday, November 14, 2010 and 11:00am central standard time,
Monday November 15, 2010..

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Veterans Day - Remembrance Day


Veterans Day - November 11, 2010

National Veterans Day Ceremony

The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery . The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans’ organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.

Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Both holidays were established to recognize and honor the men and women who have worn the uniform of the United States Armed Forces. But Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday in May, was originally set aside as a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle.

While those who died are also remembered on Veterans Day, which is observed on November 11, Veterans Day is intended to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank living Veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served - not only those who died - have sacrificed and done their duty.


While in Canada they celebrate Remembrance Day:

Remembrance Day – also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day (the event it commemorates) or Veterans Day – is a Commonwealth holiday (observed in all Commonwealth countries except Mozambique) to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918 (major hostilities of World War I were formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice).

And our thanks to “Ole Sarge” for sharing:


The Best on Earth:
A Veteran's Day Tribute

If someone has done military service,
They earn the title "veteran," and more;
They earn our deep respect and admiration;
That they are special no one can ignore.

They sacrificed the comforts we enjoy;
The list is long of all the things they gave.
Our veterans are extraordinary people;
They’re loyal, dedicated, true and brave.

When terror and invasion were real threats,
They showed us they could handle any storm.
We owe our freedoms and our very lives
To our veterans, who served in uniform.

Our veterans should be celebrities;
They’re exceptional; no other group compares.
We’re grateful for the many things they'’ve done;
They’re always in our hearts and in our prayers.

We owe our veterans support and friendship;
Let no one ever question what they’re worth.
These men and women served us and our country,
Our veterans--the very best on earth.

By Joanna Fuchs

Monday, November 1, 2010

Open Cockpit Day with the C-47 "Sky Train/DAKOTA"

WHO: The Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum

WHAT: is sponsoring an Open Cockpit Day with the C-47 "Sky Train/DAKOTA" World War II military transport aircraft.

WHERE: at the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum located on the grounds of the Pueblo Memorial Airport (PUB). The museum is located 6 miles east of Pueblo Colorado on US Highway 96/US Highway 50 East.

WHEN: 13 November 2010 from 10 AM to 4 PM.

COST: $7 for persons aged 10 years of age and over. Active duty military admitted free with valid military ID. There is no additional cost to sit in the cockpit of the aircraft.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The C-47 was one of the most widely used transport aircraft of World War II and was extensively used by air forces around the world.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Contact the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum at (719) 948-9219 or by email at . Visit the museum website at . Aircraft and dates subject to change, please call ahead.

Feel free to share this information with anyone you think might be interested.

Jason Unwin

Education Officer

Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum

PS Find the museum on Facebook at!/pages/Pueblo-Weisbrod-Aircraft-Museum/140330705999632?v=info