In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Ore., will host a F-15A Eagle dedication ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. The museum also will feature an exhibit on military uniforms throughout the month of November.
The newly acquired F-15A flew for the Oregon Air National Guard and was de-militarized and repainted through the kindness of museum board member CMSgt. John Rasmussen and the Oregon Air National Guard. It is on loan from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
Lt. Col. Kevin Bode, retired, of the 123rd Fighter Squadron of the Oregon Air National Guard will be the emcee for the dedication, and speakers include Col. Lars Granath of the 123rd; Lt. Col. Jim Meckoll, retired, of the 123rd; CMSgt. Rasmussen of the 142nd Fighter Group of the Oregon Air National Guard; and Col. Matt Shuster of the 123rd.
In addition to the F-15 dedication, the museum will be hosting a Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and have children’s crafts available from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Starting Tuesday, Nov. 2, the museum will be displaying military uniforms from World War II through the Bosnian War. The uniforms, which belong to the Greater Salem Area Veterans Organization, include a photo of its owner along with that individual’s story. The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of November in honor of our veterans.
All veterans events are free with museum admission. For more information: 503-434-4185 or SpruceGoose.org