On Sunday, June 5th, 2016 at 7:00 PM local time, Team Fastrax™ performed an amazing skydiving demonstration to honor a unique group of more than 70 WWII veterans (around 45 British and 25 American) who have received a French Legion of Honor. It was the largest gathering of Allied veterans during the June commemoration week this year. The performance was held at the Normandy Institute campus at the Château de Bernaville in Picauville, France, and included 1,100 sq. ft. French and British flags, as well as the rare Allied flag. Unfortunately United Airlines sent the large American Flag to Chicago. The team was able to locate several small American flags and flew them above the Chateau, presenting them to the granddaughter of General Eisenhower and grandson of General Montgomery. Vince Hagg, a veteran who scaled Pointe du Hoc on D-Day as a member of Company D 2nd Ranger Battalion said, “It was spectacular to see those beautiful flags flying so high in the air”. Click here for the full story.
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