Cullman Veterans Day Celebration This Saturday

by | Oct 29, 2017 | City News, Community, County News, Cullman, Cullman City, Cullman Tonight, Good Hope, Hanceville, People, Public Safety, Videos

Cullman’s much-anticipated Veterans Day Celebration is coming up NEXT Saturday at Cullman Regional Airport.

With a Vietnam Era focus (Good Morning Vietnam), this event at the Cullman Regional Airport will be bigger and better than ever.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 4th from 9 am to 5 pm.

You can see a few of the highlight features and amenities of this event on the handbill shown in the photos below:

• Huey and Cobra Helicopter Rides
• First Commercial Airplane: Ford Tri-Motor Rides
• 1920’s to Present Ford Vehicle Car Show
• Free Lunch for Veterans and Spouses
• Vietnam Era Aircraft Display
• Air Show / Skydiving Demonstration

Admission and parking are free.

ALL important, entertaining details can be found in this short video:

This is a family event designed in every way to tell the story of Cullman veterans and the sacrifices they made to keep our nation free.

All citizens are encouraged to come out to remember and honor our veterans on this special day of tribute.

The guest of honor for this year’s Veteran’s Celebration is United States Army Green Beret, Captain Mike Rose.

Rose received the highest military honor last week from President Trump: the Medal of Honor:

“If you’ve never met a Medal of Honor recipient, here’s a chance to come out and have a special day.”

Cullman’s Army National Guard and CJROTC cadets initiate the event with a march at 8:45 am sharp. National Guard members will remain on duty at the celebration for the duration.

A bunker and Vietnam-era tents will be open for the public to viewing.

Here is the jam-packed agenda for this event:

8:45: ARMY GUARD/JROTC MARCH IN MAIN TENT

9:00: OPENING CEREMONY
** SAR COLOR GUARD
** INVOCATION: U.S. ARMY CHAPLAIN ROBERT NAY
** NATIONAL ANTHEM/SOL RIDE IN-SALUTE
** MAYOR/CHAIRMAN REMARKS

9:30: FORD TRI-MOTOR AND HUEY/COBRA RIDES BEGIN FLIGHT LINE
**USO CANTEEN OPEN TO VETS FOR COFFEE/DONUTS USO TENT

10:00: FORD TRI MOTOR FILM (EACH HOUR) TERMINAL LOUNGE
THROUGHOUT THE DAY:
**VISIT OUR VIETNAM FORTIFIED BUNKER (CONTINOUS) VIETNAM AREA
**VISIT THE PLEIKU FIELD HOSPITAL HOSPITAL TENT
**VIETNAM U.S./ENEMY UNIFORM/WEAPONS DISPLAY VIETNAM AREA
**VIETNAM HUEY STATIC DISPLAY VIETNAM AREA
**VIETNAM CHAPLAIN FIELD WORSHIP SITE VIETNAM AREA
**VIETNAM VINTAGE AIRCRAFT STATIC DISPLAY FLIGHT LINE
**VINTAGE FORD CAR SHOW DISPLAY AREA
**DJ PLAYS PERIOD HITS/AFVN RADIO (10AM-2PM) FLIGHT LINE
**1920’S MUSIC/DANCE/REENACTORS (CONTINUOUS) TERMINAL LOUNGE

11:00: VIETNAM MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT INTERVIEW MAIN TENT

11:30: VIETNAM FIGHTER PILOT INTERVIEW MAIN TENT

12:00: VIETNAM HUEY PILOTS INTERVIEW MAIN TENT

12:30: VIETNAM MUD MARINES INTERVIEW MAIN TENT

1:00: ALL VETERANS INTRODUCED MAIN TENT

2:00: PARACHUTE DEMO JUMP BY SKYDIVE ALABAMA FLIGHT LINE

2:30: ULTRA LITE AIRCRAFT DEMO FLIGHT LINE

3:00: YAK/RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT DEMO FLIGHT LINE

3:30: O-2 FORWARD AIR CONTROL ACFT DEMO FLIGHT LINE

4:00: US ARMY CHINOOK LAUNCH AND FLYOVER FLIGHT LINE

4:15: C-130 LAUNCH AND FLYOVER FLIGHT LINE

5:00: EVENT CLOSES

Everything else you may wish to know can be found here:
https://www.cullmanveteransday.com/celebration-2017

Cullman Regional Airport

Cullman Veterans Day Celebration This Saturday

Timothy Collins

Originally from Asheville, NC, Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at cullmantoday@gmail.com and/or (256) 615-8260.