The thunder of a radial engine, the smell of
oil mixed with high-octane aviation fuel, the speed and maneuverability of aircraft
built to win dog fights are all thrills known to the owners of retired military aircraft.
There's a passion shared by these pilots to preserve history and pass along their
enthusiasm to new generations. A fundraiser sponsored by the DuPage
Veterans Foundation on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at DuPage Airport
in West Chicago, Illinois, will provide an opportunity for the public to support
veterans of The Greatest Generation and experience aviation history at its
... These and other historic aircraft will be on display along with military and civilian period vehicles at the DuPage Veterans Foundation's first annual fundraiser to support Honor Flight Chicago. The public is invited to join in honoring WWII veterans at the fundraiser on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at DuPage Airport, 2700 International Drive, West Chicago.
Gates open at 11:00 a.m. followed by lunch with the veterans, music by "Legacy Girls," silent auction and much more. Re-enactors will be on hand from the 10th Mountain Division and from the Rockford Peaches as part of the WWII Girls Baseball Living History League. Special guest Steve Sanders of WGN Television will emcee the event. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door; $20 for children under 12. WWII veterans and active duty military personnel are free. Proceeds will benefit Honor Flight Chicago. For more information or to purchase tickets,
visit www.dupageveteransfoundation.org or call (630) 614-4533.
- Krista Coltrin
- (630) 293-2200 ext. 135
- City of West Chicago
- 475 Main Street
- West Chicago, Illinois 60185
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