Three states held a commemorative moment marking the 75th
anniversary of the crash that took the lives of Will Rogers and
Wiley Post on August 15th 1935. In Oklahoma, the event took place
at the Will Rogers birthplace ranch near Claremore, where was
marked with a fly-over.
Rogers and Post were killed in an airplane crash in Alaska. The
day not only honors these two aviation legends but honors the love
"To celebrate again their achievements in aviation their
accomplishments in forwarding commercial and military aviation and
their love for aviation that's why these pilots are here to
celebrate, says Steve Gragert," Director of the Will Rogers Museum
in Claremore, Oklahoma.
Other tributes marking the 75th anniversary of Will Rogers'
passing were held in Alaska and California.