As John Rodstrom, Jr., Broward County Mayor mentions: "The pioneer spirit defines Broward County. Charting new territory, overcoming immense hardships, adapting to the environment and paving the way for a new life in a new community was all part of the pioneer's journey."
Mr. Allan McElhiney, President and founder of the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum, holds the visionary spirit of preservation. It was because of his efforts that this Museum was established. By doing so, he safeguarded this important piece of our past, to allow us to take a close and personal look at Broward County's rich history. Pioneers leave a legacy for us to remember and cherish.
Mr. McElhiney was inducted into the Broward Pioneers, on December 3, 2011.