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The 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II
May 15-17, 2020
The HFVC-75 Mission is: to consult with allied organizations and support events that fittingly memorialize the sacrifices of men and women on the World War II home front and in the military services. These events will serve to honor them and inspire all generations beyond the Greatest Generation to help America meet the challenges of the future.
Our Vision: is to promote the continuous recognition of our greatest generation.
Schedule of Events
These events are free to attend, but for some events, pre-registration will be required and attendance will be limited to a few hundred.
Friday, May 15 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
A meet and greet at the Yankee Air Museum featuring notable personalities connected to the HFVC – 75. Pilots, WWII Veterans, bandleaders, our curator and WWII experts will describe their roles. This event is free to attend, but pre-registration will be required and attendance will be limited to a few hundred. To Register for this event, click here.
Saturday, May 16 – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Bring your elbow grease and attend our annual Bomber Buffing and Polishing Party where you will be able to get up close to our historic B-17 Yankee Lady and B-25 Yankee Warrior by helping polish them for the Air Adventure season! This event is free to the public and open to all. Take to the skies during the party with an Air Adventure on our C-47 Hairless Joe, WACO Biplane or UH-1 Huey. *Weather dependent. Purchase your Air Adventure here.
Sunday, May 17 – 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Enjoy your complimentary coffee with Tim Hortons Coffee and doughnuts served at the Yankee Air Museum. Original Rosies and WWII Veterans are invited and will share stories with those in attendance. To Register for this event, click here.
Air Adventures will be on sale Sunday, May 17th and the hangar will be open to the public to stop by and observe. Purchase your Air Adventure here.
Sunday, May 17 – At 1:00 PM
Join us at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor to hear the Museum’s historian, Randy Hotton, present on the powerhouse production of the Willow Run Bomber Plant during World War Two.
Following Randy’s presentation, hear a performance of the Washtenaw Community Concert Band entitled “Salute to Victory – 75 Years.”
To get involved:
Phone#: 734-483-4030 ext. 233
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