By MICHELLE FRYER / FOR THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Article from http://www.ocregister.com/articles/country-326583-day-fun.html
Veterans Day is a day to honor the men and women who have served in the military and fought for our country.
As adults, we understand the many sacrifices that were made for us and our country, but how do you, as a parent, explain this to your child?
Often, children use their senses – seeing, hearing and touching something helps a child better understand. So what is there to see, hear and touch in order to understand what Veterans Day is all about? By visiting a hidden gem in Orange County.
Includes Santa, Toys for Tots, C-47 in ‘History Takes Flight’ Program
‘Willa Dean’ To Fly (Weather Permitting)
SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 8, 2011—Lyon Air Museum, a premier Southern California showcase for vintage military aircraft and automobiles, will celebrate its second anniversary on Sat., Dec. 10, 2011.
Santa Claus will be onsite, as visitors are invited to tour the authentic interior of the Douglas C-47 military transport aircraft “Willa Dean” and watch as it takes flight for a crowd-pleasing flyover.
Everyone Is Invited to Bring their New & Rare Classic Cobras and Mustangs
SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011—Lyon Air Museum, a premier Southern California showcase for vintage military aircraft and automobiles, will host an open forum inviting owners of classic and late-model Cobras and Mustangs to bring their cars to the Museum as part of a “Cars & Cockpits” event scheduled for Sun., Nov. 6, 2011, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the facility, located on the west side of the runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. (NOTE: Weather permitting).
Viewing the automobiles in the Museum parking lot is free of charge. Regular Museum admission prices (see below) will be in effect.
“The Ford Mustang is one of the most successful sports cars ever built by an American automobile manufacturer, and we want to showcase this incredibly popular vehicle,” said Mark Foster, president of Lyon Air Museum. “This is the first time we’ve ever used this ‘Open Forum’ mode of inviting all comers to bring their cars for display. We think it will open this event to newer audiences.”