Veterans Activities

Veterans are an important part of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, and the history of aviation in general — simply put, we couldn’t celebrate our annual event at all, if it hadn’t been for their service and sacrifice to our great nation. Whatever branch you served and in whatever capacity, EAA wants to honor you and celebrate your dedication to the cause of freedom over the years. To do this, EAA has designated the Friday of AirVenture as Salute to Veterans Day. This celebration includes a breakfast, parade, and an honor flight with Northeast Wisconsin’s Old Glory Honor Flight organization.

Veterans Breakfast

Friday at 8 a.m. at the Partner Resource Center

EAA Airventure Veterans Breakfast

Veterans are invited to kick off the day-long Salute to Veterans with a complimentary breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Partner Resource Center located on Waukau Avenue just west of the intersection of Knapp Street Road. All veterans are invited to register themselves and one guest to enjoy a hearty thank-you breakfast, made possible by Airbus.

Reservations are required as space is limited.

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A Salute to Veterans Parade

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Friday at 1:15 p.m.; departs Warbird Alley to Boeing Plaza

The annual Parade of Veterans will take place on Friday when all veterans in attendance are invited to meet at the “Warbirds in Review” ramp at 1:00 p.m. for a special patriotic tribute. Veterans will be invited to assemble behind their service flag for the playing of their service song followed by departure from Warbird Alley. The parade will depart the alley at 1:15 and will start arriving at Boeing Plaza around 1:45. 2:00 is when the program will start as usual.

Veterans who prefer not to march are encouraged to join the group on Boeing Plaza at 2:00 p.m for a group photo. Limited transportation will be provided by EAA and Warbirds of America using restored vintage military vehicles and golf carts.

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EAA Warbirds of America

Old Glory Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight

Welcome Home Ceremony Friday around 6 p.m. at Boeing Plaza

EAA is excited to announce the return of the Old Glory Honor Flight to AirVenture, which carries Vietnam veterans who have spent the day in Washington, D.C. touring war memorials and monuments. Northeast Wisconsin’s Old Glory Honor Flight organization coordinates the Washington, D.C., experience, which includes police escorts throughout the city. The public is invited to honor the returning veterans at Boeing Plaza as they arrive on an American Airlines charter around 6 p.m. (as determined by weather conditions).

If you or a Vietnam-era veteran you know is already planning to attend AirVenture 2024 and would want to apply for a seat on this year’s flight, please go to the online registration link to apply by June 21.

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