Shared by Museum member Dr. Bjørn Madsen, Thank you guys for remembering along with us! Hope to see you next year, we will try to bring in a real Avenger for the Ceremony! You are always welcome here. --
"I realize this must have been a difficult year for you all when Allan McElhiney passed away. I am glad I had the pleasure to meet him when I visited the museum in 2012. Please accept my condolences.
I would also like to express my sympathy for David Epstein who lost his wife just recently. I remember how mr. Epstein was kind to offer his time and take me through the grand tour of the museum. It was inspiring to hear about the history of the NASFL from someone who had actually been there.
Here in Denmark we could arrange our little Flight 19 ceremony in the usual way, without any storms threatening this year ! We were 16 attending this year. I will send you a few photos.
I could not help noticing that 2015 will mark the 70th anniversary of the Flight 19. Have you considered any special or different program for the memorial next year ? Here in Denmark I have suggested the idea that WE pay a visit to Fort Lauderdale for the memorial ceremony next year. I am not sure whether this will actually come true - it´s a long travel ! - but I have a full year to keep reminding my friends. I will keep you posted if the plans work out."