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WWII veterans featured at Nov. 5 event

Candler Field Museum’s annual Veterans Day event will feature patriotic music, flybys, military displays, a drill team and much more Saturday, Nov. 5. The day will begin at 11 a.m. with live music by Oak Hill Baptist Choir and the formal program starting at 2 p.m. The event is free and will share the story of many WWII soldiers. ’This year we are doing a special tribute to WWII veterans. Please help us get as many of them to this event as possible,’ said Ron Alexander of Candler Field Museum. ‘Our speaker this year will be Richard Sadler, a WWII veteran who was part of the Normandy invasion. He will be interviewed by Col. Brent Bracewell.’ Sadler was a member of the British Royal Marine and landed on Juno Beach on D-Day. A Meet and Greet with WWII veterans will be held at 1 p.m. during the event, featuring Dave Andrews of the 416th Bombardment Group, Albert McMahan, a tail gunner B-17 of the 306th Bomb Group, Ewart Lockyer of the U.S. Navy, Henry Hughey, a ball turret gunner B-17 of the 487th Bomb Group and 1st Lt. Richard Bailey of the U.S. Army Air Force who earned two distinguished Flying Crosses and 13 Air Medals. The Meet and Greet will give citizens the chance to interact with some amazing WWII veterans in person in the museum’s main hangar. ’You will have the rare opportunity to not only hear WWII veterans share their stories, but you will be able to speak with them one-on-one and express your appreciation for them in person,’ said Alexander. ‘Join us at Candler Field Museum on Saturday, Nov. 5 for an unforgettable day of honoring our heroes and connecting personally with the past.’ For more, go to peachstateaero.com.

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