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Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Salute to Veterans Corporation Salute to Veterans Airshow Press Release


Media Chairman: Nancy Fields

Phone: 573-268-3483


Web Site:

“Allied for Freedom, Always Honoring and Remembering”

Columbia, MO: The Salute to Veterans Corporation invites the public to be our guests at the 22nd Annual Salute to Veterans Airshow over Memorial Day Weekend (May 29-30) at Columbia Regional Airport. Admission is absolutely FREE. The Celebration continues at the Salute to Veterans Parade and Military Ceremony at the Boone County Courthouse on May 31st, Memorial Day, in downtown Columbia, MO. Ten demonstration teams will headline the Salute to Veterans Corporation Weekend Celebration.

Demonstration Teams, Aircraft and Featured Events Include:

The United States Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier Demonstration:

The United States Navy East Coast F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Tactical Demonstration Team:

The United States Air Force A-10 West Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team:

The Heritage Flight with the A-10 Demo Team and a WWII P-38

The United States Army 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagles” Parachute Team

The Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team:

The Aeroshell Aerobatic Demonstration Team:

The WWII USN SNJ Aerobatic Demonstration

The WWI Dawn Patrol

The NASA Dryden Flight Research Center Exhibit

The new and exciting U.S. Army “Strength in Action Tour”

Static Display of Military Aircraft from All Eras

Food, Beverage and Military and Aviation Souvenirs and Memorabilia Tents

Honored Guests and Volunteers Banquet, Saturday, May 29, 5:30PM, Hearne’s Center: Call, Fax or E-mail your reservations to: Kimberly Boyer at: Phone: 573 449-0018; Fax: 573 443-4297; or E-Mail:

Salute to Veterans Parade, 9:55am, Memorial Day, May 31, downtown Columbia

Military Ceremony at the Boone County Court House, Memorial Day, 11am

For further information, visit our website at and click on Airboss Schedule, Aircraft, Demo Teams and Honored Guests.

Please Note: The Celebration should not be referred to as “the Columbia Airshow”, “Columbia’s Memorial Day Airshow”, this “Columbia Event”, “Columbia’s Memorial Day Weekend”, etc., or any other designation that would imply that it is hosted, organized, or anyway produced or sponsored by The City Of Columbia, its Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, or the State Of Missouri. It is presented solely by the Memorial Day Weekend Salute To Veterans Corporation, a private, 501c3, not-for-profit, tax-deductible, educational, Missouri company. The Corporation consists of over 3,000 volunteers and 100 volunteer committee chairmen, none of whom is paid.

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