The weeks surrounding Memorial day were very busy for our 32nd POTUS. A WWII encampment, a visit to a wonderful museum and an air show were all on the agenda.
The Museum of American Armor at Bethpage on Long Island, New York is an amazing assemblage of WWII armored and support vehicles. All are kept in working order and are brought out for special weekend recreations and demonstrations. FDR was on hand to greet visitors at the MOAA WWII Weekend.
Then it was on to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire and the Wright Museum of World War II. This is a spectacular museum in a beautiful resort town. Exhibits capture our country at war and also focus on how the war affected the home front. My presentation on the home front fit right in with the marvelous exhibits. A sell-out crowd was very engaged and posed great questions. If you are in the area make sure you visit the Wright Museum.
On Memorial Day weekend FDR was honored to greet guests at Republic Airport (back on Long Island) who came to watch take off and landings of vintage aircraft, the Canadian Snow Birds and U.S. Navy Blue Angels as they participated in the Jones Beach Air Show. Sheltair Aviation was the host for this great event.
I can think of no better way to spend time around Memorial Day than to portray the President who guided our country through the dark days of World War II.