Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Day of Patriotism

So last weekend, we went down to the Post Office to mail some letters and found that a couple of the streets were blocked off by this

Yup, that is a giant flag hanging off of a crane. So we decided to go check it out and see what is going on. Turns out it was some historical, military show.

They had a Huey from the Vietnam era

And an anti-aircraft vehicle too..

There were seats for two guys in that front hatch. I wondered how I would get in there. It looked like it was made of 12yr olds. There is no way I would have fit over both seats let alone sit in one.

Also downtown there is a museum, that you can only visit by appointment, that we had never been in before. We only got into one of the rooms due to all the people but they had a nice display of aircraft models.

They had a nice display board of all the wars that our country has been involved in, and I was surprised to see newspaper articles in there from Revolutionary times and lots of German artifacts from WWI and WWII, including a WWII era Germany motorcycle with sidecar and machine gun. I expect to see them in normal museums, but not downtown Ft. Morgan. Anyway, it was surprising to see the neat things tucked away in our town.

The Fort Morgan Times has an article on this

1 comment:

Holly said...

"Patriotism swells in the heart of the American bear." Yes, that's an actual movie quote...