1st Annual Commemoration of the Louisiana Maneuver & Grasshopper Fly-in
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Celebrate the 1st Annual Commemoration of the 1941 Louisiana Maneuvers and Grasshopper Fly-in.
Friday nite 6-9 pm join us at a 1940’s Hangar Dance featuring “Gen. Geo S. Patton” in historic WWII DeRidder Army Air Base Hangar. Sat. 8am Pancake Breakfast served up by EAA Chapter 1356. 9:00 Opening Ceremonies include Louisiana Tech AFROTC Valkyrie Honor Guard with guest speaker Louisiana Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne followed with a Pass in Review of Military Vehicle Preservation Association vehicles and vintage “Grasshopper” Fly–by.
Through out the day enjoy 1941 Maneuvers & WWII Battle reenactments & weapon demonstrations & historic military displays. All military units, vintage & modern, are welcome to participate and must register by Sept 15. Online registration includes meal vouchers and display &/or camping space. http://www.deridderarmyairbase.com/eventregistration.html
Food Concessions Fri evening & Sat. all day. Cost: $5.00 donation for Hangar Dance.