We have finished our first year in existence as a VHPA Chapter in the great state of ALASKA! By recognizing the pilots of Viet Nam and expanding our chapter to other Military and Alaskan pilots and crews we will work in conjunction with Our National VHPA. We are dedicated to the objectives of the VHPA and to the fulfillment of purpose: There is Pride in knowing WE FLEW!
The Memorial Day event at BYERS LAKE was fantastic! I hope all will consider planning now for next year as we will take a slightly more involved role. When Senator Murkowski rode in on a Harley carrying the Alaska Flag, the inspiring guest speakers, 250 or more motorcycles, good friends and sincere tribute by the Alaska Veterans, nice weather, Hot Dogs and John Browns flight helmet in the missing soldier ceremony ..... well you can see that it was very special and a great weekend.
We also want to welcome our newest members ...... Welcome Chuck Moore & Milton Cross!
Our Veterans Museum Vietnam display is very nice, we invite all to go by and check it out! They could also use some volunteer help a couple of hours each month at the museum, so think about it!
Membership dues for 2014 will be via a donation from our members. No set amount, what ever your feel you can give to help us stay strong.
Please remit by the end of February so we can keep our records current.
Our next Get Together will be the middle of August with exact date and place to be announced ...stay tuned!