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Millville NJ Wheels and Wings Airshow

Featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels - Memorial Day Weekend

As you drive the backroads from Philadelphia into New Jersey you come across an airfield that proudly displays its stinging hornet symbol with big signs announcing that the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron will be performing there on Memorial Day weekend. If you have never seen the Blue Angels, it is a remarkable show and a great tribute to our military over this Memorial Day weekend.

According to the website, The Millville Airport was dedicated "'America's First Defense Airport' on August 2, 1941 by local, state, and federal officials. In less than a year, construction of military base facilities began, and in January 1943, the Millville Army Air Field opened as a gunnery school for fighter pilots. Gunnery training began with Curtiss P-40F 'Warhawk' aircraft, but after a few weeks, the P-40s were gone, and the Republic P-47 'Thunderbolt' ruled the skies over Cumberland County. During its three year existence, thousands of soldiers and civilians served here, with about 1,500 pilots receiving advanced fighter training in the Thunderbolt."

The museum has an interesting history. After the WWII, the base was considered unnecessary and was turned into apartments for returning veterans. By the early 1970s these apartments were outdated and industrial complexes were planned for the area. A local teenager, Michael J. Stowe, started exploring the underground bunkers near the airfield and started collecting artifacts. In 1983 he approached the city about starting a museum at the airfield and his contributions are still the cornerstone of the exhibit. Local residents and veterans who trained at the airfield have also made contributions. Read more about the museum and operating hours on their website.

May 21-27, 2017 is the 43rd Annual National EMS Week

In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities. According to, EMS is now firmly established as an essential public function and a vital component of the medical care continuum. On any given day, EMS practitioners help save lives by responding to medical emergencies, including heart attack, difficulty breathing, a fall or accident, drowning, cardiac arrest, stroke, drug overdose or acute illness. EMS may provide both basic and advanced medical care at the scene of an emergency and in route to a hospital. EMS practitioners care for their patients' medical needs and show caring and compassion to their patients in their most difficult moments. Learn more about EMS Week and ways you can celebrate the EMS units that serve your community here.

Glendale Shout Out

A big Glendale congratulations to Lt Col Barry Sebring, USAF (ret) and his cadets from Clinton Township, Michigan, presenting the colors at the Detroit Tigers baseball game. His nice note to us said "Thank you Miss Paula - here is a photo of your equipment in action at the Detroit Tigers Baseball stadium: flags, harnesses, rifles, hats, everything is from Glendale! Your equipment is the best!"

May is National Military Appreciation Month

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Display the US Flag on Memorial Day

On May 30, 1868, Memorial Day was officially observed for the first time. It was called Decoration Day and was a day of remembrance for all men and women who have died in our nation's service. On Memorial Day, the flag should be hung at half-staff until noon, when it should be raised to the top of the staff.

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