The City of Desert Hot Springs and the Community and Cultural Affairs Commission, sponsors of this remembrance of our Veterans, invited the public to come out and join us for this commemorative program.
The year’s program included a fly over of a C-47 from the Palm Springs Air Museum opening the event at 10:00 AM, flown by Mike Nightingale.
This C-47, “What’s Up Doc?”, represents the original What’s Up Doc which did fly on D-Day. This particular aircraft flew out of Oakington Air Base in the U.K. From 1945 through 1949, participated in the Berlin Airlift and then went on to see military service in Belgium, France and ending with Israel in 2003. A true C-47.
In addition, the Desert Hot Springs High School ROTC, the High School Choir, Boys and Girls Scout Troop 1606, Mayor Matas and council members, city staff a guest speaker also added to the ceremony honoring our Veterans.
I would like to thank The City of Desert Hot Springs and the Community and Cultural Affairs Commission for organizing this wonderful event.