Name:Star, Spangled Salute: Festival in Appreciation
Date:May 19, 2018
Naval Air Station Pensacola was the first Naval Air Station commissioned by the U.S. Navy in 1914, often referred to as "The Cradle of Naval Aviation." Located in Escambia County, this Station employs more than 16,000 militaries and 7,400 civilian personnel. It is well known for the advanced training programs offered to many of our nation?s military branches. The base also serves as the home of the Blue Angels Squadron, who perform extraordinary flight demonstrations for spectators across the country! The base is also home to famous tourist attractions such as the National Aviation Museum, the Pensacola Lighthouse, Fort Barrancas National Park and Barrancas National Cemetery. Bringing in thousands of military personnel including their families, it is important to recognize the families and how vital their role is that with our local community. These type of visitor/resident keeps many of our local businesses afloat and is an important piece of our economy and our community as a whole.
May 19, 2018, is nationally recognized as Armed Forces appreciation day. The Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce along with the office of Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) of NAS Pensacola, are working together to create an event like no other to show our military personnel, how important their presence in our community is to us. The Star Spangled Salute, A Festival in Appreciation will be free and open to active duty and retired military, DOD and their family members. Saluting those who served time in the military for the betterment of our lives all across the country. The festival will host a day of games and activities, food and entertainment for both kids and adults. The Perdido Key, FL community of organizations, businesses, and volunteers will be working together to show appreciation to families so that they can enjoy a day together, that they may not always get to do otherwise.
These servicemen and women have served your country, your community, and your business. Any business or individual should take advantage of this community gathering as a great opportunity to give back to those who keep on giving. Help the Perdido Key Chamber build funds to host this event in representation of the community who loves our military! Show your support by registering a team in the Red, White & Birdies Spring Classic, sponsoring, or even donating the event!
The festival will be hosted on NAS Pensacola on Armed Forces day and is open to Active Duty, Reserves, Retirees & their families.
Contact us today to help create an event that will surely mean the world to our military community.