The Red Wing Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron visited the Fagen Fighters WWII Museum in Granite Falls on Saturday January 12th. Five senior members and two cadets received a tour of the facility with two other MN CAP squadrons. The Fagen Fighters WWII Museum is home to a pristine collection of fully operational, active aircraft and vehicles from World War II. Also featured are fine art, bronze sculptures, interactive multimedia displays, and an ever-growing library.
Some of the planes on display were a two P-15D’s, P-38J SCAT III, B-25” Paper Doll’, SNJ-4 and Fairchild PT-26.
The squadrons learned a lot about the heroes and planes that helped end WWII. The museum is a tribute to the men and women of The Greatest Generation whose incredible sacrifices during that time shaped the freedom and liberty we enjoy today. Their mission is to preserve the memory of the heroes of WWII, promote patriotism in today’s Americans, and inspire tomorrow’s leaders to study and apply history’s lessons.
At the end of the tour it was an honor to meet and talk with Mr Ron Fagan about the museum.
On January 10 the Red Wing Squadron had a guest speaker, Tom Wilson was a air traffic Controller from the Chicago area, he describe what it was like to be an Air Traffic Controller.
During Nov we let the Burnside Pluckies build their parade float in our hanger, with the help of the RW Makers. The use of the extra space inside the heated hanger provided a great opportunity to work with these two groups. In return the Burnside Pluckies 4-H donated $200 toward color guard supplies, we would like to thank them for that.
On Friday Nov 9 the Red Wing Squadron participated in presenting the colors at the High Veterans Day Celebration.
Also on the Nov 9-11,
Red Wing Squadron Fund Raising Veterans Day Fund Raising went well in November, we bagged groceries at Family Fare for tips, this has been a tradition to bag groceries during veteran’s day weekend, with Econo Foods West gone we had to try a new location, this turned out to be better than previous years, so look for us again in the future.