Veterans Day Perspectives

The Father of Veterans Day • Armistice Day and Raymond Weeks • The CIA Shadow Gallery Make-Over • CIA Officer with a Paintbrush
America’s First Jet Fighter – The XP-59 “Airacomet”
The Aviation Workforce Initiative (AWI) • Southern Airways and the “Skytrain”
October 1, 2020
A Lot of Wright During the Unprecedented 2020
Aviation Hall of Fame – Sumpter Smith ANG Base • Blue Skies & Tailwinds – William Barnes • A New Look for the Aero L-39C • The Bushby Mustang • Before the Memphis Belle
December 1, 2020
March 23, 2023
March 2023 Flight Lines

Flight Lines March 2023

March 11, 2022
March 2023 Flight Lines

Women’s History Month

Women’s Veteran’s Memorial
February 1, 2022

Remembering Birmingham’s Richard Macon

On a bet, Richard Macon, a Birmingham native andgraduate of Miles College in Fairfield, AL with abachelor’s degree in mathematics, took the entranceexams for the U. […]
January 1, 2022

Remembering Walter Ray, CIA Pilot
Tragic Crash of an Lockheed A-12 • A New Blackbird? Air America CIA Pilot • Visits Museum

n January 5, 1967, a sister-ship of our museum’sLockheed A-12 (Article 131) was returning from atraining flight to the now well-known CIA’s advancedaviation research facility base […]
December 1, 2021

Wright Flyer Monument at Maxwell AFB
Birmingham’s 150th Anniversary • Wright Brothers Day The Third USS Birmingham • A Year of Transformation • The Watch That Came In From The Cold

Wright Brothers Day commemorates the first successful flight of the Wright Flyer I, heavier-thanair powered aircraft built by Orville and Wilbur Wright. It took place on […]

A perpetual National Veterans Award was created in Birmingham for America’s first official National
Veterans Day observance November 11, 1954 as authorized by Congress. Its purpose is to honor an outstanding veteran in the United States each year who has made the greatest contribution to further the patriotic interests of veterans and veteran organizations throughout the country.

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