LONE STAR FLIGHT MUSEUM: "Fight to the Finish Exhibit - 1945: The Final Year" opening June 19
OPENING FRIDAY, JUNE 19: Fight to the Finish, 1945: The Final Year.
A new exhibit coming to the Lone Star Flight Museum that highlights the final year of WWII and American life both overseas and at home.
2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and likely the last milestone for most of those that served in uniform. On Friday, June 19, to commemorate significant events and celebrate the Allied victory in World War II, LSFM will premier an originally curated exhibit called, Fight to the Finish, 1945: The Final Year.
After years of combat, the Allied forces finally closed in on Germany and Japan. By 1945, some of the largest and most powerful air raids in history were bringing a decisive end to World War II. In Europe, in the Pacific, and at home, American men and women gave everything to defeat the Axis Powers. The Fight to the Finish exhibit explores the air war that final year and the road to victory.
The exhibit, created by LSFM, features wartime images, a historical timeline, personal accounts and rare wartime artifacts from the Lone Star Flight Museum archives including bomb pins from 30 missions that include data about each flight, a flak jacket with holes from shrapnel during an airstrike, a Kamikaze pilot helmet and many more.
Fight to the Finish, 1945: The Final Year will be open June 19 through December 2020. This exhibit is included in your general admission.
These events are part of the museum's current program, Fight to the Finish.
2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and likely the last milestone anniversary for most of those that served in uniform. Lest we forget those that fought for the freedoms and liberties we have today, we have the opportunity to reflect on the final year of the war and the personal strength and sacrifices of those that fought abroad and those that served and supported here at home. Their courage and commitment and the resolve of the nation won the war and changed the world.
THIS PROGRAM WILL HIGHLIGHT:
★ 1945 - the Final year of World War II ★
★ Life on the Home Front ★
★ The bravery of our war-fighters on the front lines ★
★The success of the Allied effort during WWII ★
Original Exhibits ★ Special Events
Community Outreach ★ Speakers’ Series
Film Screenings ★ Educational & Public Programs
Programs and events were created to not only honor the history and bravery that came from World War II, but to also offer an opportunity for families of all ages to experience this unique American history. Events for young children, teens, adults, seniors, veterans and more will fill the summer at LSFM.
Calendar of events and more details at: lonestarflight.org/visit/fight-finish-summer-2020