Saturday, April 25th,2020

Rosie and Veterans Honor Day,Programs,  Dinner, Dance

Sunday, April 26th,2020

Worship Service and Picnic

Wings

Over

Courtland

Honoring Veterans and Rosies while Remembering our World War II History

If you are a veteran, from any time era, or a Rosie that was employed during the WWII and are interested in being involved in this event, or if you have a veteran family member whom you would like to bring, please register. Registered persons will be honored with the parade, program and complimentary dinner ticket

WHEN /

April 25&26,2020

WHERE /

Courtland, Alabama

ABOUT THE EVENT 

   Wings over Courtland will celebrate the town's role in World War II and will honor all Veterans and Rosies from the surrounding area. With an active airbase, the town of Courtland contributed much to the air war and success of the Allied forces. Many activities are included in the line up for the day. After the morning walking tour, take a stroll back in time with the stores exhibiting 1940's displays, see the 48 star flags flying, watch a parade as period vehicles line the streets.  Join us as we honor the Rosies and veterans. Talk with them and hear their personal accounts, face to face, in first person.  Shop at our vendors, get your picture made on the paper moon, enjoy old fashioned candies and Coke in the glass bottle while listening to songs of the era. Listen to educational programs throughout the day to learn of life affected by war. Attendees dressed in fashions of the time, are invited to participate in the fashion show.  The evening entertainment will include:  dinner and a USO styled  show,  followed by a swing dance under the stars. The Sophisticated Swingers will be providing the evening's live music and entertainment.

Saturday Schedule 

9:30

Welcome In the Warbirds Photoshoot  & Event Opening

10 AM

10:00 Walking Tour of the town.   

Exhibits open :  a) Homefront,  b) World  War II,  c) Courtland Army Airfield,  d) Children's Area,  e) Army Air Corps exhibit  f) car and                                        tractor show  g) Military Encampment

11- 2 PM 

Enjoy refreshments and lunch from our canteen

Cadet Encounters, Shuttles to Air Base 11-2

                         Radio Show Broadcast, Programs on the Hour

 

 

PM 2:30      

Veterans and Rosies Line up for Jeep Parade

Veterans /Rosies Parade

Flyover

Offical Event Photograph of Veterans/Rosies

Visit Veterans' and Rosies'  Row

4:00 PM

Fashion Show

Offical Event Photograph of Volunteers

5 PM

Swing dance exhibition, followed by lessons

6PM

Prayer and the lowering of the colors

Dinner and the USO-Styled Show

presented by Sparkman High School Drama Students

Stories of Courtland Army Air Base Life

TICKETED EVENT  $15, Free for Veterans/Rosies

 

8 PM

Swing Dance Under the Stars

Music by the Sophisticated Swingers

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

10:30 AM

Outdoor Sunday Church Service, Singing, Followed by picnic

Quilts of the depression Program

Farmers vs Flyers baseball Game

Closing ceremony at Courtland Cemetary

BOX LUNCHES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

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