October 17, 2013 - Today the Wisconsin State Legislature honored the life and public service of EAA Founder Paul Poberezny, who passed away on August 22. Senate Joint Resolution 53 "commends the life and public service of Paul Poberezny and mourns his passing." Paul's family was present, including son Tom Poberezny, former EAA president and CEO, who addressed Senate members.
"On behalf of my family, I'd like to thank you for recognizing my father's contributions," he said. "My father was not a Democrat, not a Republican. He was a Wisconsinite." Listen to Tom's remarks.
Assemblyman Gordon Hintz, who represents the 54th Assembly District that includes Oshkosh, stated, "The Poberezny name is synonymous with aviation and specifically the Experimental Aircraft Association, or EAA, that he founded. By extension, it's also synonymous with Oshkosh."