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The American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale will host a special Veterans Day program on Saturday honoring Long Island veterans with vintage military aircraft performing precision flyovers. 

Veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq will be on hand for the program and guests will watch the air show from the tarmac outside the AAM.

“WWII veterans set high standards and passed the torch to later generations of soldiers, who met the challenge by continuing to defend America and her allies around the world to this day,” said Jeff Clyman, AAM President.

Among the honorees are eight WWII veterans from Long Island’s Greatest Generation.  They are Frank Agoglia of Deer Park, Ed Dionian of Farmingdale, Robert Edelson of Massapequa, Albert Gallo of Garden City South, Dr. Richard Heinl of Syosset, Bud Rosch, of Bethpage, Armand Tarantelli of Hicksville, and Carl Tringali of Brooklyn. 

“Whether they served in the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Merchant Marines or Coast Guard, all veterans played an equal role in our victory in WWII and the Cold War,” Clyman added.  “Long Island’s defense industry produced thousands of aircraft for America’s ‘Arsenal of Democracy.’  Our veterans, aware of the risks, flew them into harm’s way in America’s battles against fascism during WWII and in Cold War conflicts against communist tyranny.” 

Due to the need for social distancing, admission will be limited to first come/first served and a maximum attendance of 150 people will be allowed on the outdoor ramp area.  Visitors will be required to wear face masks and have temperatures digitally taken at the entrance. 

American Airpower Museum, Hangar 3, 1230 New Hwy., Farmingdale, americanairpowermuseum.com $8-$13. 11:30 a.m. Nov. 7.

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