They are the words of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that many of us know all too well, "December 7th, 1941. A date which will live in infamy". The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii began the United States' entry into World War II. The 80th anniversary of the attack is this coming Tuesday.
It will be quite a day for military history buffs. The Air Zoo is welcoming their 3rd visiting aircraft of the summer. This weekend it's the Boeing B-17G “Yankee Lady”. The legendary plane will be arriving sometime around 12:30pm on Friday (August 13th) and will be here until Saturday afternoon (August 14th) at the Air Zoo's Flight Discovery Center.
There's something very special about a restoration project. Sometimes it's a historic home; sometimes it's a classic car. But for this group, many with military and service backgrounds, the passion is for aircraft.
This Thursday evening, some aviation Hall of Famers and teaching and student award winners will get their due through Kalamazoo's Air Zoo and you'll be able to take a look. The event is the Air Zoo's 7th annual Science Innovation Hall of Fame Awards.