Wings of Eagles Discovery Center to Dedicate Their Aircraft Collection to Our Nation’s Veterans This Veterans Day

On Monday, November 11th Wings of Eagles Discovery Center will hold a ceremony to honor Veterans Day and dedicate their newly located aircraft to our nation’s veterans.

Horseheads, NY (November 6, 2013) – On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918, the “war to end all wars” concluded and silence fell across thousands of miles of fighting fronts in Europe, Asia and Africa. Sadly, conflict returned many times over the past 95 years. As a result, our armed forces have served in hostile lands all over the globe while our nation responded to these conflicts. As Wings of Eagles Discovery Center pauses to honor our veterans through the rededication of our one-of-a-kind aircraft collection, we will be holding a short outdoor program that will include a posting of the colors by the local squadron of Civil Air Patrol students. Initial remarks will begin at 10:45 AM and the posting of the colors will occur at 11:00 AM on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11th. The ceremony will honor the millions of military and merchant marine veterans who have responded to the call of service in peace and in war.

The Laborers International Union of North America generously donated time, skill and enthusiasm to build the new permanent display pads for our outside aircraft. A plaque in recognition of their donation will be placed at the nose of our F-14 in front of the Discovery Center.

Our team strongly believes that preparing the next generation to face the science and math challenges of the future directly honors and builds upon the sacrifices of those whom we honor on Veterans Day. After the ceremony, Sweet –N– Saucy Catering will provide refreshments inside the Discovery Center. In the event of poor weather, the entire ceremony will take place inside. Please join us so that we may honor the anniversary of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

Wings of Eagles Discovery Center is a regional, non-profit, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) facility in central southern New York state that provides formal and informal education for Kindergarten through 12th graders using aviation and space technology themed lessons. All of our programs are designed to integrate with and supplement the public classroom curriculum. In addition, Wings of Eagles Discovery Center also holds a historic aircraft collection comprised of aircraft, replicas, missiles, flight simulators and other items that are on display for public viewing. The collection covers a range of technological and cultural advances in aviation and aerospace from World War II to the present.