Monday, November 28, 2011

welcome home!

Destination: Dayton, Ohio and a visit to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force--all four hangars full of history from the Wright Bros. to modern day stealthy-ness. We attended this year's Operation Welcome Home,  a celebration for those who served in Southeast Asia and during the Vietnam conflict, as well as all other branches earlier in November. . .their goal: to give the SE Asia veterans the proper welcome-home celebration that they never had over 40 years ago. 
 We spent two days in the museum and the events as part of the OWH. Very few planes are festooned with red, but I did capture a bit of red here and there.
World War II P-40 tiger shark squadron plane 
Linking to Ruby Tuesday--fly over and take a look.


Donna said...

Well, you did Good on the red Noni!
Peaceful evening to you friend!

Cloudia said...


Aloha from Waikiki

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Patti said...

This must have been a interesting museum. Wonderful event!

Thanks for stopping by today, Noni.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Patti said...

*an interesting museum - woops

Natasha in Oz said...

Thanks so much for your Springtime message on my blog. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment.

My father served in Vietnam with the Australian Army and he would love to read this post. He has only just recently started marching in our ANZAC parades over here. It's a shame the Vietnam Vets have only just recently started getting the recognition they deserve.

Best wishes,

Ralph said...

I love old planes - WWII iron a favorite. That P40 with the smiling shark smile is cool. We are bored by today's efficient jets, the old piston-engines were loud and leaked lots of oil. There is an old-world charm to these old beasts. Someday I need to get to Wright-Patterson and that museum...

Daryl said...

what a good time you had ... love that shark!

Pietro said...

Amazing planes, Noni, really interesting!