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WWII Flyover to be Streamed Live

May 1st, 2015

The Arsenal of Democracy World War II Victory Capitol Flyover Executive Committee announced today that the Flyover will be streamed live on Friday, May 8, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The link for the live webcast is http://www.usvets.tv/Events/ArsenalofDemocracy2015.aspx.

Two cameras will film the commemorative wreath-laying ceremony at the National World War II Memorial, which begins at 10:30 a.m., and the Arsenal of Democracy Flyover, which follows shortly afterward at 12:10 p.m., for the site. The webcast will include the narration of the Flyover over the nation’s capital, featuring key facts about the 15 historically sequenced formations of more than 50 vintage World War II aircraft and the important roles they played in winning the war. It will allow residents in the Washington, DC area to listen to the Flyover narration as they watch the planes fly along the National Mall, and allow citizens from across the country to watch and celebrate this important anniversary.

Users can download high- or low-resolution video and audio, or an audio-only feed from the site. Audio-only is highly recommended for those watching the Flyover live from virtually anywhere in Washington, DC. Organizers of the event are making the webcast available to provide better access and additional value to this historic event.

“We are delighted to be able to share the Flyover with Americans all across the country so that they can share in this historic event honoring our nation’s heroes—both those who flew and fought in the war and those at home who helped to build the airplanes, ships, and tanks that delivered our victory,” said the Arsenal of Democracy Executive Committee.

The Committee includes Stephan C. Brown, President and CEO of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF);Pete Bunce, President and CEO of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA); John Cudahy, President of the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS); Paul Rinaldi, President of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA); and Doug Rozendaal of the Texas Flying Legends Museum.

“This live webcast will also allow those World War II veterans who are not able to come to Washington, DC to be part of this event remembering their service and sacrifice, and will provide an excellent educational opportunity for students who want to learn more about U.S. and Allied efforts in the war,” the Executive Committee noted.

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