March 10th, 2012

10 Mar

The National Aviation Monument, VA Beach

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“This is a monument to the proud heritage of Naval Aviation that has had many of its beginnings in Hampton Roads. It is here in Hampton Roads that the very first take-off from a ship was made by Eugene Ely in 1910. It is here in Hampton Roads that The Nation prepared for WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Middle East and other conflicts throughout the world, sending men and women who manned aircraft carriers, planes, ships, and submarines into harm’s way.

So it is here in Virginia Beach that we erect this Monument to Naval Aviation, honoring the proud aviators who wear the Wings of Gold, the Navy, Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard, who help defend our great country and protect all Free Nations.”

The Homecoming.

Where It Began.

“Pilots Man Your Planes””

“Naval Warfare” (I think it says 1956-2006)

Silver Blue, who wants you to know that even though you can’t see it, I was surrounded by snow flurries when taking these photos, March 9, 2012.

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