Flying Fortress swooping into town

The Liberty Belle, a restored World War II B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, will take to the skies over Augusta on Feb. 25 and 26. This is your invitation to see, tour and fly a mission in the Liberty Foundation's B-17 at Daniel Field.

Sixty years ago, these aircraft flew from bases far from home in an attempt to bring freedom to oppressed peoples. Our B-17's mission for today is to educate the people of America about the courageous World War II veterans, and to remember those brave air crew that never made it home.

The Liberty Belle is heritage not in mothballs or in the pages of a dusty book, but real life.

Scott Maher, Tulsa, Okla.

(Editor's note: The writer is media coordinator of the nonprofit Liberty Foundation.)

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