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Silent Wings Museum announces free admission on Veterans Day

The Silent Wings Museum honors the great sacrifices given by the Allied forces on D-Day and commemorates our country’s veterans on Veterans Day with free admission on, November 11, 2012.

The Silent Wings Museum, a public institution, preserves and promotes the history of the World War II military glider program by creating an environment for collecting, documenting, interpreting and exhibiting artifacts and information for public education and enjoyment.

The first Silent Wings Museum opened to the public on November 10, 1984 in Terrell, Texas. By 1997, the pilots realized that a more permanent museum home was needed. Lubbock, where a majority of the glider pilots had trained, offered to provide a new site for the museum. The pilots selected Lubbock as the new location and the Terrell site closed in January 2001. In October 2002, the former South Plains Army Airfield site opened the new Silent Wings Museum with the restored CG-4A glider as a centerpiece of the exhibits.

The Silent Wings Museum hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. For more information on an event please contact (806) 775-3049 or email [email protected].

Silent Wings Museum
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