They are the words of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that many of us know all too well, "December 7th, 1941. A date which will live in infamy". The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii began the United States' entry into World War II. The 80th anniversary of the attack is this coming Tuesday.
There's something very special about a restoration project. Sometimes it's a historic home; sometimes it's a classic car. But for this group, many with military and service backgrounds, the passion is for aircraft.
This Thursday evening, some aviation Hall of Famers and teaching and student award winners will get their due through Kalamazoo's Air Zoo and you'll be able to take a look. The event is the Air Zoo's 7th annual Science Innovation Hall of Fame Awards.
Kalamazoo's Air Zoo will be participating in remembrance ceremonies across the country and the world, as June 6th will be the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion that led to the victory in Europe during World War II.
The Wings of Freedom Tour of the WWII Vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American P-51 Mustang are at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo in Portage, in the East Wing, now thru Friday, August 7.