On June 6, 1944, 19-year-old Richard Fazzio of Woonsocket served as the coxswain, or “captain” of a landing craft that went ashore in the first wave of the Normandy invasion. According to Fazzio, the 36 soldiers aboard took high casualties as they left the boat. Fazzio himself was also wounded when the ramp went down… Continue reading Remembering D-Day: Landing craft and Normandy veteran to be featured in Bristol 4th of July Parade
We were thrilled to participate, as we do every year, in the nationally-renowned Bristol 4th of July Parade. A special thanks to all of our hard-working staff and volunteers that stepped up to participate in the 90+ degree weather. Extra kudos to Brian Kramer, who answered our last-minute call for a CDL driver for our… Continue reading Bristol 4th of July Parade – Hot Fun!
The great weather is here, and Memorial Day generally marks the beginning of serious parade season for us. We were thrilled to have been invited to this year’s North Providence Memorial Day Parade for the first time, and were proud that our floats (the Korean War-era F9F Panther and our scale model of the USS… Continue reading Project Floats Win First and Second Prize in N. Providence Memorial Day Parade
On July 4th, Rhode Island Aviation Hall of Fame’s USS John F. Kennedy Project will feature a special kind of “float”–an F9F Panther jet fighter, the same type flown in combat by Red Sox legend Ted Williams during the Korean War. The restoration effort is endorsed by the Boston Red Sox, and has been supported… Continue reading “Ted Williams Airplane” to be in Bristol 4th of July Parade