WASP Homecoming Makes for Memorable Memorial Day

By: 
Joseph Grant
Staff Writer

The past came alive for hundreds of Sweetwater residents over the Memorial Day weekend with the opening of the WASP Museum and Hanger No. 1 at Avenger Field to the public. Although some cosmetic work continues on the exterior of Hanger No. 1, the interior was finished just in time for 6 p.m., when invited guests were treated to a sold out private reception as brilliant red, white and blue American flags flapped in the warm Texas wind outside. The function included dinner and dancing as well as a memorial service, a WASP forum, a silent auction and music provided by the Sweetwater Municipal Band. Many fond memories would be brought back as a result for those who were there when Avenger Field was a force to be reckoned with during the Second World War.
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