Mon, Dec 03, 2007
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives
from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out
of history that have a bearing on the day's events and
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"With this year being the 60th anniversary of the U.S.
Air Force, we believe this donation is truly fitting as it depicts
a significant event in Air Force history. It's also fitting to
be displayed in the museum. Our mission is to be 'the keeper of
their stories' and this painting truly enhances the story, the
history and the significance of the people who were a part of
Operation Sun Run."
Source: USAF Museum Senior Curator Terry
Aitken, discussing a portrait unveiled during a ceremony
commemorating a flight that took place Nov. 27, 1957, at 6:59
a.m., when six USAF pilots took off from Los Angeles and began what
would be called Operation Sun Run. On that day, three new
transcontinental speed records were established, and the speed and
range of the McDonnell RF-101C was showcased. Years later, this
mission would be remembered not as a significant contribution to
war, but as a significant peacetime achievement for a growing Air
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