Country music artist Dwayne O'Brien performed his song "We Remember" at the annual convention of the International Council of Air Shows in Las Vegas, Nevada. I hope that you'll share this with friends and family who appreciate America's aviation legacy and all that our country's airborne warriors have done to defend our country.
"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you will long to return!"
by John Gillespie Magee, Jr
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew . . .
And, while with silent lifting mind I have trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.