Memorial Day 2003 provided provided a number of opportunities
for Americans to remember those who paid the ultimate price for our
In one poignant case, a USAF B-2 conducted a flyover during
pre-race ceremonies for the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor
Speedway, May 25. An Air Force sponsored car also carried a patch
from the 333rd Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base,
N.C., in honor of Maj. William Watkins and Capt. Eric Das, an F-15E
Strike Eagle crew killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Watkins and Das performed the flyover for the 2002 Coca-Cola 600.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Larry McTighe)