World War II Heritage Days Canceled for 2020

A WWII veteran enjoys the company of USO re-enactors. (image via WWII Heritage Days)

PEACHTREE CITY, GA. (July 1, 2020) – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing is canceling plans for World War II Heritage Days on Sept. 12-13, 2020. This includes the Hangar Dance scheduled for Sept. 12. All ticket purchases will be refunded by Aug. 1.

“We had high hopes that we could proceed with WWII Heritage Days in September, as previously announced, but uncertainties with various official Covid-19s projections created too much doubt about the safety of a large event like ours,” said Dixie Wing Development Officer and WWII Heritage Days Chairman Chris Madrid. “We do not want to put any of our guests, volunteers or members at risk, and it will be safer to wait until 2021. This is particularly painful for us because we were recently named one of the top 20 events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, and we were looking forward to putting on a great show this year in honor of the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII.”

“All of our work is dedicated to the memory of World War II veterans and those in the Home Front who generated an unprecedented effort to win the Second World War,” Madrid said.

The Dixie Wing is planning a series of community events in the coming months, dependent upon the status of Covid-19 at that time. Those plans will be announced as appropriate.

About the CAF Dixie Wing Warbird Museum
The CAF Dixie Wing, based in Peachtree City, Ga., was founded in 1987. The Wing, one of the largest units of the Commemorative Air Force, maintains and flies seven WWII aircraft including a P-51 Mustang, an FG-1D Corsair and rare types such as the SBD Dauntless dive bomber and P-63A Kingcobra. The unit, composed of 300 volunteers, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that relies on contributions of time and funds to carry out the mission of the CAF. For more information, go to www.dixiewing.org.

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