Remembrance Ceremony at museum


Staff report



The Civil Air Patrol Cadets of the Don Gentile Composite Squadron of Piqua fold the flag to present it to Barbara Dillon during the second annual Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday. Dillon’s father, Thomas F. Anderson was inducted into the Hall of Honor in 2015. He served in the Army Air Corps.


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Barbara Dillon holds the flag folded by the Civil Air Patrol Cadets of the Don Gentile Composite Squadron from Piqua during the second annual Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday. The flag was in honor of her father, Thomas F. Anderson, who was inducted into the Hall of Honor in 2015 for his service in the Army Air Corps.


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World War II veterans who attended the second annual Rememberance Ceremony on Saturday are pictured at the Champaign Aviation Museum.


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Marine Corps League of Springfield presents the colors during the second annual Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday. The ceremony was held at the Champaign Aviation Museum, 1652 N. Main St., Urbana. The event honored the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) men who served during World War II. Champaign Aviation Museum volunteers coordinated the ceremony.


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Connection III Trio members Beckey Shearer, Rosalie Lawson and Marta Kennedy sing “Nearer my God to Thee” during the second annual Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday.


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Jack Bailey, Champaign Aviation Museum Volunteer, rings a bill in honor of a veteran during the second annual Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday.


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The second annual Remembrance Ceremony for U.S. Army Air Force personnel who served during WWII was held at Saturday at the Champaign Aviation Museum, 1652 N. Main St., Urbana.

A large crowd of veterans and their children attended the event, which was part of the USAAF group’s annual reunion.

Participants included the Urbana High School Band members, who will play the national anthem. Other participants will include the Marine Corps League, Springfield; bagpiper Ed Rae; the Connect III Trio; and Marine veteran bugler Mike Hamilton.

Piqua High School students performed the 13-step flag-folding ceremony with a donated burial flag, a ceremony typically performed at a burial site, with the flag folded into a triangle and presented to a survivor.

All were invited to the museum and ceremony free of charge. Following the ceremony, visitors spoke with to veterans and veterans’ relatives about WWII experiences. Veterans and veterans’ relatives were invited to take mementos, pictures, shadow boxes, medals and books to the museum to share with others.

Those attending could view aircraft and memorabilia on display at the museum, as well as the ongoing restoration of a WWII B-17 bomber.

For more information about the Champaign Aviation Museum, visit champaignaviationmuseum.org or call 937-652-4710. The museum is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

The Civil Air Patrol Cadets of the Don Gentile Composite Squadron of Piqua fold the flag to present it to Barbara Dillon during the second annual Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday. Dillon’s father, Thomas F. Anderson was inducted into the Hall of Honor in 2015. He served in the Army Air Corps.
http://urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_remembranceday10.jpgThe Civil Air Patrol Cadets of the Don Gentile Composite Squadron of Piqua fold the flag to present it to Barbara Dillon during the second annual Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday. Dillon’s father, Thomas F. Anderson was inducted into the Hall of Honor in 2015. He served in the Army Air Corps. By Wild Horses Photography

Barbara Dillon holds the flag folded by the Civil Air Patrol Cadets of the Don Gentile Composite Squadron from Piqua during the second annual Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday. The flag was in honor of her father, Thomas F. Anderson, who was inducted into the Hall of Honor in 2015 for his service in the Army Air Corps.
http://urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_remembranceday11.jpgBarbara Dillon holds the flag folded by the Civil Air Patrol Cadets of the Don Gentile Composite Squadron from Piqua during the second annual Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday. The flag was in honor of her father, Thomas F. Anderson, who was inducted into the Hall of Honor in 2015 for his service in the Army Air Corps. By Wild Horses Photography

World War II veterans who attended the second annual Rememberance Ceremony on Saturday are pictured at the Champaign Aviation Museum.
http://urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_remembranceday14.jpgWorld War II veterans who attended the second annual Rememberance Ceremony on Saturday are pictured at the Champaign Aviation Museum. By Wild Horses Photography

Marine Corps League of Springfield presents the colors during the second annual Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday. The ceremony was held at the Champaign Aviation Museum, 1652 N. Main St., Urbana. The event honored the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) men who served during World War II. Champaign Aviation Museum volunteers coordinated the ceremony.
http://urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_remembranceday2.jpgMarine Corps League of Springfield presents the colors during the second annual Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday. The ceremony was held at the Champaign Aviation Museum, 1652 N. Main St., Urbana. The event honored the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) men who served during World War II. Champaign Aviation Museum volunteers coordinated the ceremony. By Wild Horses Photography

Connection III Trio members Beckey Shearer, Rosalie Lawson and Marta Kennedy sing “Nearer my God to Thee” during the second annual Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday.
http://urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_remembranceday3.jpgConnection III Trio members Beckey Shearer, Rosalie Lawson and Marta Kennedy sing “Nearer my God to Thee” during the second annual Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday. By Wild Horses Photography

Jack Bailey, Champaign Aviation Museum Volunteer, rings a bill in honor of a veteran during the second annual Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday.
http://urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_remembranceday6.jpgJack Bailey, Champaign Aviation Museum Volunteer, rings a bill in honor of a veteran during the second annual Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday. By Wild Horses Photography

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