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Sikorsky is joining EAA in saying thank you to the courageous men and women who have served our country proudly by offering a free breakfast to all veterans on Friday, July 27, to kick off AirVenture's daylong Salute to Veterans festivities that includes the annual Parade of Veterans presented proudly by Oshkosh Corp.
The breakfast will take place at 8 a.m. at the Partner Resource Center, located near the intersection of Waukau Avenue and James Ray Boulevard. (Note the location change.)
Reservations are required and must be made online (limited spots available).
Throughout the week, Scotts Miracle-Gro, presenting sponsor of the popular Scotts Warbird Alley, offers a free commemorative lapel pin to all veterans and active military personnel.
The pins are being distributed July 23-29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., near Scotts Warbird Alley while supplies last. Hats will be available only on Friday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Veterans and military personnel must be present to receive their hat and pin.
All veterans in attendance on Friday, July 27, are encouraged to participate in the annual Parade of Veterans starting at 2 p.m. from Scotts Warbird Alley, where they will be saluted as they march along the flightline. The parade is proudly presented by Oshkosh Corp.
The parade will conclude at Phillips 66 Plaza, where the veterans will be welcomed by EAA President/CEO Rod Hightower and an Oshkosh Corp. representative for a ceremony that will honor their service.
Friday afternoon, veterans and guests can head over to Scotts Warbird Alley for a special Tuskegee Airmen Warbirds in Review presentation.
Sikorsky has also graciously sponsored the discounted admission rate for veterans and active military personnel throughout all of AirVenture 2012.
Veterans and active military who are not EAA members may purchase advance tickets online for only $31, nearly 25 percent off the regular ticket price. EAA-member military personnel will continue to enjoy the EAA-member rate, the lowest adult admission rate available to the event.
As military and commercial helicopter experts, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. shares a strong connection to the United States military, supplying helicopters to all five branches of the armed forces.
"Over the years, Sikorsky helicopters have brought thousands of solders home from harm's way," said Mike Mudd, manager of Sikorsky Government Business Development.
"It is only fitting that Sikorsky Aircraft extends its thanks to our servicemen and women here for their service to our country, with a gesture of kindness that recognizes their sacrifices. We are honored to participate in this salute to our veterans here at AirVenture."
If you see an AirVenture guest with one of the hats or pins, remember to thank them for their courageous service to our country.