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Longmont Airport Expo 2018 Features Astronaut Vance Brand and a Salute to Veterans

Salute to Veterans by American Legion – Post 32 Honor Guard

Post Date:06/12/2018 9:54 AM
The public is invited to the Longmont Airport Expo on Saturday, June 23 from 7 am to 3 pm at the Vance Brand Airport located at 229 Airport Road.

Beginning at 8:45 am, Longmont native, veteran, astronaut, and the airport’s name-sake, Vance Brand will speak on his career in aviation and how it led him into the space program. Then, at 9:30 am, American Legion – Post 32 Honor Guard will ask Vietnam era veterans to line up behind their service flag to be presented with a lapel pin and a Presidential Proclamation that is authorized by the United States Government and Department of Defense. Additionally, any surviving spouses of veterans who served November 1, 1955 – May 15, 1975 will also receive a lapel pin and Certificate of Honor. Mr. Vance Brand was also asked and agreed to participate in this ceremony.

In addition to static aircraft displays and aerobatic performances, the Expo will have multiple food and sundries vendors, stage music, a beer garden and much more. The Expo will not only highlight the importance of aviation, but will serve as a day to honor our military, both past and present.

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