On Saturday, May 18, the Morgan County Pilot’s Association and the Airport Advisory Board will be sponsoring the third annual Veteran’s Recognition Day. This celebration recognizes and honors veterans from all branches of service.
The event happens to fall on Armed Forces Day this year. Activities begin at 10 a.m. at the Morgan County Airport. The airport is located at 5000 Cottonwood Canyon Road in Mountain Green.
The Pilot’s Association invites all citizens and veterans from Morgan and nearby counties to come and mingle with one another, swap stories and view the static displays of various aircraft and military vehicles.
Veterans from our own Morgan County’s American Legion Post 67 and VFW Post 6154 will conduct a flag ceremony at 10 a.m. followed by a Stearman flyover.
A patriotic talk will be given at 11 a.m., and like last year, there will be several veteran motivational speakers from noon to 2 p.m. These speakers will tell it like it was to fly those dangerous combat missions of WWII, Korea, Vietnam and others, and to return from those missions to talk about them. All veterans are invited to bring personal stories and memorabilia, medals, etc., they would like to share.
There will also be lunch available for a small fee from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no charge for veterans. There will also be precision flying demonstrations of radio controlled aircraft around mid-morning.
All these events will be held on the airport’s new east side ramp and taxiways. Event parking will be available in designated areas on the east side of the airport accessible through the airport’s Willow Creek Road access gate. We encourage all to park in this designated area rather than the normal west side entrance.
So, come one, come all to this great event to honor and recognize all our veterans, active and inactive, who have served in the air, on the ground, on and under the oceans to protect this great nation. Come and have a fun day and bring your camera.