Never Forget the Cost of Freedom

Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

~~~ Frances Scott Key, 1814


Welcome to Wings Over Miami!

Wings Over Miami Closed for July 4th Holiday

Wings Over Miami will be closed on Saturday, July 4th for the holiday. Please have a safe and happy holiday! The museum will reopen on Sunday, at 10:00 am. Hope to see you then!

Memorial Day — a Time to Reflect

“We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.” ~ Major General John A. Logan, 1868.

Graves at Arlington, Va.Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, salute our military with parades and volunteer to place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries.

May 2000, in an effort to remind us that Memorial Day is a solemn event, a National Moment of Remembrance was instituted by the President. At 3:00 p.m. local time, everyone throughout our nation is asked to stop to reflect about the tremendous sacrifices made by our military members and their families.

On Memorial Day, it is also traditional at the break of dawn, to raise the flag crisply to the top of the staff and then slowly lower it to the half-staff position where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day. The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of our country.   At noon, as the flag rises to full staff, the memory of  our military sacrifice is reflected on by the living.

The Board of Directors of  Wings Over Miami  hopes that you will join with our nation in the remembrance and acknowledgment of  the devotion of our fine military men and women who have so bravely served our country.

Wings Over Miami Car Show & Fly-In: May 23rd!

It’s that time of year again! May always brings our friends from Benefit Car shows and their annual fundraiser for the museum! Benefit Car Show logo

The May 23rd car show is a special event that we look forward to each year as it is a relaxing day filled with a wide variety of amazing automobiles, some great music and unique planes.  Wings Over Miami always looks forward to having planes fly-in (or taxi over from other hangars) for a bit of aircraft “show and tell”,  as well.

To sign-up for the car show portion of the event please go to www.benefitcarshows.com and follow the instructions. Vendors are welcome and need to sign-up through the car show site.

Every dollar raised by the event sponsors, the car exhibitors and the public goes directly to the museum. It is very important to get the word out to car aficionados, pilots and your friends! Every dollar helps the museum.

The event runs 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  To see the cars and airplanes it is always a good idea to be at the event earlier in day.  The cars will be gone by 3:15; these folks don’t hang around long after the trophies are awarded.

There is a entrance fee for the public ($10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under). The car exhibitors will have their entrance costs rolled into their donation to the fundraiser.