HELLO FOLKS, This issue of the Warbirds Squadron 7 Newsletter is dated for 16 April 2016
This issue of the Squadron 7 NEWSLETTER has many items.
19 March 2016 Squadron 7 gathering.
Members of Warbirds Squadron 7 gathered in the Nashua Jet Aviation Conference Room at approximately 1100hrs after a brunch in the Midfield Café.
Tom Schinkel called the meeting to order at 1100hrs.
Present were the following members.
NATICK WWII MUSEUM 2 APRIL 2016
The 2nd April was a cold, rainy, windy day and several members of Warbirds Squadron 7 make the trek to Natick, Ma to the WWII Museum on Mercer Drive. We met beginning at 0900hrs at the Crown Plaza Hotel and enjoyed a fabulous brunch. This I would recommend to everyone as the wait staff was extremely accommodating in serving us. Those in attendance were the following;
The conversations at the table were indeed entertaining, especially with George Douros a WWII Naval Veteran who served on “tin cans” in the South Pacific. His stories were indeed fascinating.
At 1200hrs we embarked across the parking lot to the Museum and we were met at the door by Bill Loiselle a Lt in the Mass State Police who volunteers his time at the Museum and is extremely knowledgeable and informative of the history of our country in WWII.
The Museum of World War II is an absolutely marvelous institution devoted to preserving and exhibiting the reality of world War II. Experts in the industry believe it is the most comprehensive collection of documents and artifacts on display anywhere in the world, with over 7,000 artifacts on display, more than 500,000 documents and photographs are in the research archives
The Museum’s mission is to preserve the reality of those who fought on home fronts and battle fronts to destroy evil and to make this reality part of today’s education. It is the mission of the Museum to make the lessons of the causes and events of World War II understood and their relevance to today’s events appreciated. More information can be found by visiting their website
At 1400hrs we made our exit from the Museum with the thought of a return visit. There are too many items displayed to absorb in one visit
Truth be told, this was an extraordinary day for all of us.
MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR NICK TRAMONTANO
As noted previously, the services for Nick will be on 16 April which was the scheduled date for the monthly gathering of Squadron 7. This is cancelled for the month of April. Members of Squadron 7 have intentions to attend.