We are honored to take in part of the 100th anniversary of World War I and the 75th anniversary of World War II with the Virginia World War Commission. It is an important time for those hero's to be heard and remembered. We must preserve their stories in order to be taught to future generations. We are happy to announce that the commission will be attending our Warbirds Over the Beach Airshow, bringing both heritage and knowledge of WWI & WWII.
The WWII Commission is an organization dedicated to the history, knowledge, and people of World War II. They wish to bring veterans together, and document their exerpiences, as well as get into how WWII has shaped the decades since.
WWII was a monumentous event in human history. It changed the world forever, and it also completely changed the Virginian way of life. Up until the 1930's Virginia was primarily an agricultural state. But once the United States entered the war, it became one of the largest defense states of the nation. Virginia has become an American history icon, it truly is a place for history lovers to come and learn, see, and feel what life was like decades and centuries ago.
For more information on the Commission and what they do, please click here.
The Military Aviation Museum is also proud to announce that the WWI & II Commission will be bringing with them their newly established Profiles of Honor Mobile Tour. A fully refurbished trailer fitted with artifacts and prestigeous memoralbelia of the world wars. Decorated to a precise detail and outfitted with interactive exhibits, this is something you wont want to miss!
The Mobile History Unit is a comprehensively built exhibit that will be brought to museums, libraries, and historic sites throughout Virginia. It has been named "The Profiles of Honor Tour" and it is nothing but exactly that! It's main purpose is to show and teach it's visitors the integral part Virginia had in both world wars, highlighting stories of Virginians who served in both conflicts.
If you have any WWI or WWII era photographs, the Commission would be honored for you to bring them to the show, and scan them so they can be saved and included in the Virginia Profiles of Honor Project!
For more information on the historic stops for the Profiles of Honor Tour, see the full schedule at www.virginiawwiandwwii.org/tour.