PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — On Saturday, Nov. 8, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be honored at Peachtree City’s 2014 Veterans Day Observance hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing.
The program will be held during the flying museum’s fourth annual Veterans Day Open House, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The open house and program is free to the public.
The open house will begin with tours of the CAF Dixie Wing Historical Airpower Facility museum and workshop where vintage aircraft are restored and maintained. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions regarding current projects and education exhibits. A variety of vintage military vehicles and aircraft will be on display, including the CAF Dixie Wing’s World War II-era planes.
Music Alive, Peachtree City’s Official Ambassadors of Song, will perform patriotic songs beginning at 10:30 a.m., followed by a program that includes a launch of Dixie Wing aircraft at 11 a.m., recognition of local veterans and guest speakers that include Masters of Ceremonies Col Bob Grove USAF, Ret. and Peachtree City Mayor Vanessa Fleisch.
New to the Veterans Day program is a flyover lead by Dixie Wing warbirds, scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
The CAF Dixie Wing was founded in 1987 as the 83rd chapter of the Commemorative Air Force. The all-volunteer organization has grown to 250 members that have restored and regularly fly six World War II aircraft. In addition to participating in more than 20 airshows throughout the United States, the Dixie Wing hosts patriotic and educational events, as well as free tours for schools and youth groups.