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2017 Veterans Day Commemoration

November 11th at Historic Wendover Airfield

Historic Wendover Airfield is pwill be hosting a Veterans Day Commemoration on November 11, 2017.  We will be offering base tours from 9:00am to 4:40pm.  The program will begin at 6:00pm in he Officer's Club.

There will be tributes to all branches of he armed forces and to the veterans who have served and who are currently serving in each branch.

A flag ceremony will be performed by the Wendover CAF Squadron.  Refreshments will be served following the program in the Officer's Mess Hall.

 


 

Sadako Sasaki Paper Crane Presentation

Rare origami crane was donated on August 5, 2017 in a ceremony at Historic Wendover Airfield


Historic Wendover Airfield was host to representatives from the Sasaki family who donated a rare paper origami crane. Wendover Airfield is one of only 6 sites in the United States which have received such a gift from the Sasaki Family, and the only Manhattan Project site to receive this honor.

Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. When she was twelve, she developed leukemia and was hospitalized. A Japanese legend says if a person folds 1,000 origami paper cranes they will be granted a wish. Sadako and her family and friends folded 1,300 cranes before she died in October 1955. The practice of folding cranes has become a symbol of peace and origami cranes are often folded and sent to victims as a symbol of hope and recovery.

Sadako Sasaki's family is donated one of the few remaining original paper cranes to Historic Wendover Airfield as a symbol of the hope for peace among all people.  The ceremony was neither an apology nor a condemnation for events during World War II between the two countries.

 


 


"All Access" Tour

The Historic Wendover Airfield Executive Committee will be hosting an all access tours of the airfield. Please click on the "TOURS" link in the menu to the right for more details.


Enola Gay Hangar

Check out the Enola Gay restoration page! We have been able to make a lot of progress on the hangar and you will be amazed!


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Plan A Visit!

Come out to Historic Wendover Airfield and learn about our unique history.  Walk where they walked!


Address: 345 S. Airport Apron, Wendover, UT 84083

Hours of Operation: The operations center, fueling service and pilots lounge are all open from 8:00am to 6:30pm - 7 days a week. Museum hours are Monday to Friday, 11:00am to 4:00pm. Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.  Closed on Sunday.

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