- Valencia Reserve Veterans Club of Boynton Beach, Florida. (Thank you Jules Harper!)
- Jim Naugle, retired Mayor, City of Fort Lauderdale
- Broward Commissioner Chip LaMarca
- Greg Meyer, Public Information Officer: Broward County Aviation Department
- Ken Kaye, Sun Sentinel Newspaper
- The Fort Lauderdale Fire Museum
- Frank & Phyllis Loconto, CountryLine TV
- Joey Jet: Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association
- Karl Kahn: Military Research Foundation
- Members of US Navy Reservists Unit Miami: VTU-0808G
- Members of US Navy LCS MCM DET 4: San Diego, California
- Boy Scouts Troop #190: Project Leader, Anthony Alberico
- Patricia Majewski and Tom Melville: Everglades Council Navy League
- Allan McElhiney & Deborah Hamilton
- Dr. Anthony Atwood: Miami Military Museum
- Larry & Ray Rivera
- Buddy Galvin
- David Epstein
- Richard Haddad & Jordan Morgan
- John Casey
- Dr. John & Minerva Bloom
- Dorothy Riser
- Sgt. Donald Prichard
- Don & Helen Fallon
- The Accornero Family
- Bruce Quailey Family
- Kitty Weidman
- Forrest King
- Therese & Henry Thrift
- Buckley Family: Steve, Cindy, Brian & Chris
- John Schwarz: USS Houston CA-30 Survivors Association + Next Generations
- William R. Miller USNR WWII
- Veterans Mentorship Program
- Ben Langley, USNR
- Roy J. Urbanek, USNR WWII
- Harry R. Blake, USMC
- Sue Presley
- Maureen Campbell Clark & Kenneth Campbell
- Col. James A. Davidson: MCJROTC Stranahan High School
- Robert Young, US Army (Ret)
- Chaplain Ron Perkins
- David Plumb, Associate Professor, Lt.j.g Vietnam
- Timothy, McKenna & Patrick Sivore
- Effie & Nicholas Vasil
... and to everyone else that has contributed in small or big ways,
by making 2013 a successful year: our deepest thank you !!
Thank you to the following organizations and individuals for their efforts and support:
We received news from the Flight 19 Denmark Group in Copenhagen. Thank you to Physician Bjørn Madsen for sharing with us stories of their reunions. Despite horrible weather, some brave ones, were still able to gather to commemorate the event. We are glad to know they are safe.
From Bjørn Madsen:
"On December 5th we had our little Flight 19 ceremony in Copenhagen, as we have done every year since 1981. However, circumstances were unusual this year : Denmark was hit by a heavy storm from direction west. We do not see hurricanes like you have in Florida, yet the storm was strong enough to raise the water more than 3,5 m (that´s 10 feet) in some of the harbours on the west coast of Jutland. As the storm passed during the afternoon, ALL the bridges in Denmark had to close for traffic, and ALL train traffic (we depend a lot on public transportation) were suspended, even the local tube lines in Copenhagen. About 6000 passengers were stranded and had to stay overnight at the Copenhagen Airport. Still, in spite of the bad weather about ½ of the usual group were able to attend (some of them originate from Iceland - they do not scare easily of Nature´s wrath !) and we kept our tradition going with a little ceremony just past 8 p.m. (that´s 2 p.m. in Florida) while the storm was roaring outside."
Thank you to Photographer William Cantrell for covering the 68th Anniversary of Flight 19 Memorial Ceremony this past December 5, 2013.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS !!
Ken Kaye - Honorary Member
Roy J. Urbanek - Lifetime Member
Brendan Doyle - Lifetime Member
David Insel, for Lt. j.g. Chad Westfall USN - Lifetime Member
Therese & Henry Thrift
Buckley Family: Steve, Cindy, Brian & Chris
Oscar M Garay Family
BECOME A MEMBER
of the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum!
Thank you to the following volunteers for helping with the Flight 19 Memorial Ceremony, organization, set-up and clean-up!
We had a great time with volunteers from the U.S Navy, LCS MCM DET 4 from San Diego, California. They contacted the NASFL Museum with their wish to volunteer for a day. They're visiting Rivera Beach, Florida for training. They drove to Fort Lauderdale to spend their free afternoon, helping us with landscaping, painting, and preservation projects. It was a pleasure and an honor to meet such hardworking and fine members of the Navy!
Our deepest appreciation to:
Brian E. Neal MN2 (SW)
Brandon Adams, MN2
Chris Yates, MNI (SW)
Richard Sorrell, MNI (SW)
Rafael Amorim, ENI (SW/EXW/SCW)
Camaryn Camacho, MN2
Jesse Conrad, ENC (SW/EXW)
Keon Jackson, MNCS(SW)
Richard Weinert, MNC (SW)
James Hofius, MNI (SW)
You're Invited.... Together, We Remember "A Day that will Live in Infamy"
Pearl Harbor Day of Remembrance 72nd Anniversary
Guests of Honor Pearl Harbor Survivors Edward Hammond and Abe Stein.
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 2 p.m. Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale
7000 N. Ocean Dr., Dania, FL (John U. Lloyd State Park) Reception to follow.
Seventy-two years after the Japanese stunned the world with a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and pushed the country into World War II, the last remaining survivors of the attack still living in South Florida will be honored. Local dignitaries and veterans groups, along with the U.S. Coast Guard and Spruance Division, U.S. Naval Sea Cadets, will participate in the ceremony, sponsored by Broward Navy Days, the non-profit organization that supports and honors our seagoing services in South Florida and sponsors Fleet Week Port Everglades each year. A memorial wreath will be put out to sea and a reception will follow the ceremony. The public is invited to attend. "There are few survivors still with us 72 years later," said Mary Anne Gray, president and executive director of Broward Navy Days, "but we will remember and pay tribute to all the heroic men and women who were in Pearl Harbor on that day."
Mary Anne Gray,
President & Executive Director Broward Navy Days
You can download the 68th Anniversary of Flight 19 Program now:
Thank you to Maureen Campbell Clark & Kenneth Campbell, relatives of Walter R. Parpart, Jr., radioman with FT-28, the leader plane of Flight 19. Walter's artifacts are on display now at the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum.
The 68th Anniversary of Flight 19 Memorial Ceremony
Photos are available for viewing now:
Thank you to George Maznicki's Photography
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