|The Aviator Memorial at NAS Lemoore (Source)|
The statue was emplaced yesterday, the 4th of October 2014.
|During construction the group posted a number of photos showing progess.|
Look at the brick on the lower left. (Source)
A lot of people worked hard to make this happen. Thanks to all of them and those who contributed the necessary funds.
I'll post more photos when The WSO gets back from Key West.
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.
Hovering 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've trod
the high untrespassed sanctity of space,
put out my hand and touched the face of God
Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Jr. RCAF