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Fireworks light the night sky at memorial dedication event

10/14/2006 – WASHINGTON (AFPN) — The evening skies over the national capital region were lit Oct. 13 by a fireworks display at the Air Force Memorial, which will be dedicated to the nation in a ceremony today at Arlington, Va.

After the formal lighting of the spires for the first time, guests were treated to the colorful display set to the song “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Guests included Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley, Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne and many members of the Air Force Memorial Foundation.

The memorial, composed of three bold and graceful spires soaring skyward to a height of 270 feet, will be dedicated and given to the nation by the Air Force Memorial Foundation at an official ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14. The memorial sits on a three-acre promontory next to Arlington National Cemetery, a short walk from the Pentagon.

Congratulations to the men and women of the United States Air Force, past and present, as the nation celebrates your service with the opening ceremony for the latest service memorial in Washington, DC. /salute