HOUSTON – We celebrate Veterans Day on November 11 because on November 11, 1918, the end of “the war to end all wars.” was fought and now we honor those that have served then and those that are serving or have served now. The Lone Star Flight Museum is full of rich history connected to veterans. The leaders of the museum themselves are veterans and understand the importance of preserving that history and educating the public about it.
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❗️THIS WEEKEND❗️ Celebrate our 30th anniversary with ✈️DC3 tours 📸 cockpit photos inside the Grasshopper 👀 B17 sneak-a-peeks 🕹flight simulator dog fights 🇺🇸 FREE admission for veterans and MUCH MORE! Full schedule below or visit link in bio 👇👇👇 THURS, NOV. 5 - SUN, NOV. 8 🎉 Sign our memory book and tell us your favorite memory at LSFM. 🎉 Enjoy the video montage of photos from the last 30 years. FRI, NOV. 6 - SUN, NOV. 8 🎉 FREE admission for Veterans In Honor of Veteran's Day THURS, NOV. 5 🎉 Docent Tours - 11a.m. & 1p.m. 🎉 Take a photo in our Grasshopper - $5 per person - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. FRI, NOV. 6 🎉 Docent tours 11a.m. & 1p.m. 🎉 B-17 Sneak-a-Peek - 11 a.m. -2 p.m. SAT, NOV. 7 🎉 Planes on Parade - We are pulling the planes out for some fresh air. Tour some of our aircraft out on the ramp! - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 🎉 Uniforms of WWII - Professor Paul McRee returns with uniforms from the airmen of WWII - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 🎉 B-17 Sneak-a-Peek - 11 a.m. -2 p.m. 🎉 DC3 Tours 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. 🎉 B-25 Hangar talk - 1p.m. SUN, NOV. 8 🎉 Dog Fights in the Sims - Battle your friends on our flight simulators! - 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 🎉 B-25 Hangar talk - 1p.m. All events are included with your general admission ticket and FREE for museum members! #veterans #veteransday #free #museumday #thingstodoinhouston #30years #30thanniversary #cheersto30years #avgeek #instaaviation #aviationlovers #aviationdaily #aviationgeek #houstontx #houstonevents #houstonfamily #b17 #flyingfortress #dc3 #flightsimulator #lsfm #planeawesome
2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and likely the last milestone anniversary for most of those that served in uniform. Programs and events were created like this Fight to the Finish exhibit to not only honor the history and bravery that came from World War II, but to also offer an opportunity for families of all ages to experience this unique American history. Events for young children, teens, adults, seniors, veterans and more will fill the summer at LSFM. These particular events are highlights of what’s in store. Events and schedule is subject to change.
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SPECIAL EVENT THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND! B-17 Hangar Talks by WWII Veteran and LSFM Volunteer, Bob Wehnert Saturday, Sept. 5 11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. With our Flying Fortress as the backdrop, Wehnert will discuss the historical significance of the Boeing B-17. Wehnert joined the U.S. Army at the age of 17. After decades of not speaking about his WWII experience, which included 25 missions as a top turret gunner on a B24, at the age of 93 he started volunteering for Lone Star Flight Museum to honor those who did not make it home. "Our bomb group, the 450th, lost 1,505 men killed or missing," said Wehnert. "I want to make sure their memories are not forgotten. They gave their all." Hangar Talks are included in your general admission and FREE for museum members. Full list of Labor Day Weekend events at link in bio. 📸: Anthony Rathbun Photography for Houstonia Magazine #wwii #ww2 #ww2history #ww2veteran #ww2aviation #ww2aircraft #wwiihistory #wwiiveteran #wwiiaviation #wwiiaircraft #b17flyingfortress #b17 #flyingfortress #instaaviation #instaaviationphotography #aviationphotography #avgeek #lsfm #planeawesome #laborday #labordayweekend #laborday2020 #thingstodoinhouston #houstonevents #houstonfamily #houstonfun #houston #htown #spacecity
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