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Local vets to be honored at Wings Over North Georgia Airshow

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ROME, GA (WRCB) - The Wings Over North Georgia Airshow and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will honor all former, current and retired members of the U.S. Armed Services Saturday, October 18th.

“We hope this flight-line parade of veterans will be the thank-you and welcome home that some never got,” said airshow organizer John Cowman. “They will be the inspiration for the 2014 Thunderbirds' final fall performance in the Southeast before returning home for their airshow season finale.”

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After the US Army Ft Benning Silver Wings performance Saturday, attending veterans will be asked to gather during a brief intermission and march together down the flight line in front of the crowd line guests. They will be grouped in chronological order of their service, from World War II through the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“Some of these men and women never received the recognition and respect they deserved when they came home but our airshow team is committed to honoring all veterans and the planes they flew,” said Cowman.



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