History museums give you a glimpse into a more decent era, when there were no computers and you had to marry your food before you could eat it. Partake in the past with this Groupon.
Choose Between Three Options
- $18 for registration for one to the Flying Fortress 5K Race
- $35 for registration for two to the Flying Fortress 5K Race
- $70 for registration for four to the Flying Fortress 5K Race
Participants should arrive at Fleet Feet Sports on Friday, November 15th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to retrieve their packet in time for the race, which starts at 8:30 a.m. on November 16th. Runners can also pick up their packets the morning of the race at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.
This 5K run supports the museum and the restoration process for "The City of Savannah"—a World War II B-17 Flying Fortress jet. It also goes toward the museum's CHARACTER COUNTS! program in area schools, which teaches kids the importance of displaying courage, character, and patriotism in their everyday lives.
National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
To tell the heroic tale of the Mighty Eighth Air Force requires more than a simple history book or channel can handle. At the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, displays of tangible, lovingly preserved relics preserve the harrowing and inspiring stories of the Eighth Air Force's greatest achievements, paying respect to those who risked, and often lost, their lives. The exhibits narrate how the Mighty Eighth earned its nickname as the all-time largest air armada for its role in World War II, and a combat gallery of scale models and authentic flying machines, including a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber that's now being painstakingly restored, allows visitors to nab up-close views of the planes that made it all happen. Other exhibits detail how the men and women of the Eighth helped repel the Nazi menace, while the memorial gardens and Chapel of the Fallen Eagles salute all of those in the armed forces from WWII through today.