Veterans’ Appreciation Day at Montgomery Village

A Free Event for the Whole Family: Saturday May 25, Memorial Day Weekend

FREE Event: Meet the Veterans of the Greatest Generation Who Fought World War II and the Korean War.

An elderly veteran at a meet-and-greet event showing memorabilia of his military service during the Korean War era.
Meet and talk with the Veterans of our Greatest Generation.

Come to Montgomery Village Shopping Center on Saturday May 25 to honor our Veterans on Memorial Weekend. 

You'll watch aircraft flyovers, see a display of military vehicles, and get a chance to meet and mingle with 24 local war Veterans and talk to them about their experiences.

This annual event, sponsored by Montgomery Village and Wine Country Radio, raises awareness of the contributions by Veterans of our armed forces and recognizes the sacrifices they have made and continue to make.

The Pacific Coast Air Museum is honored to participate this year by gathering some of our last remaining World War II and Korean War Veterans, and providing you an opportunity to meet and talk with them. We are also arranging the Missing Man Fly-By with the Redstars Precision Formation Team, a P-51 Mustang fly-by, and we are bringing our Blue Angels F-4N Phantom II Cockpit Simulator.

Talk With the Heroes of the '40s and '50s

Learn about the events that shaped our world from the men and women who were there.

This day is a great opportunity for young people to meet with some of America’s Greatest Generation, our Veterans of World War II and the Korean War, as we honor their service to our country.

Students and anyone else will be able to speak directly with local Veterans who were pilots, navigators, paratroopers, ship's gunners, bomber gunners, decipher specialists, WAVES, radio operators, control tower operators, and map interpreters. Some of them flew B-17 Flying Fortresses, C-47 transports, B-52s, and T-33 Shooting Stars. They served in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Merchant Marines, and all have fascinating and unique stories to tell.

Lots to Do and See for Free*

Speak with Veterans about their WWII and Korean War Experiences

Military Honor Guard presentation

"Missing Man" formation fly by, contributed by the Redstars Precision Formation Team*

In planning: P-51 Mustang fly-by*

Blue Angels F-4N Phantom II Cockpit Simulator

Vintage military vehicles on display

Prize drawing for a Family Package of four General Admission tickets to the 2019 Wings Over Wine Country Air Show

Music and a dance floor

*Attractions and schedule are subject to change, particularly aircraft flights which may be affected by weather.

Location

This event takes place at Montgomery Village Shopping Center, near Farmers Lane and Sonoma Avenue in Santa Rosa. Parking is available in the shopping center lots and on adjacent streets.

See you on Saturday May 25!

The Pacific Coast Air Museum and Wine Country Radio look forward to seeing you at Montgomery Village Shopping Center on Saturday May 25!

Call the event hotline 707-566-8380 if you have questions.

Founded in 1989, the Pacific Coast Air Museum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, Tax ID 68-0216262.

Date

Saturday, May 25, 2019
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

LOCATION

911 Village Court

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COST

No Charge

UPCOMING EVENTS

drawing of a hot dog on a bun
Hot Dog Thursday: May
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Have a Hot Dog Lunch among the aircraft in our collection!

RA-5C Vigilante jet combat plane in flight, close-up view of cockpit area
Member Meeting May 2019 - New Location
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Guest Speaker Michael O-Brien: Innovations of the A-5 Vigilante Carrier Aircraft. At the Sonoma County Office of Education.

close-up view of the cockpit area of the F-106 Delta Dart, with canopy up and a visitor looking inside
Open Cockpit: Supersonic Weekend
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - Sunday, May 19, 2019

Look inside the Blue Angels F-4N Phantom II Cockpit Simulator, the F-106 Delta Dart, the F-4C Phantom II, and the T-38 Talon!

EVENT SPONSORS