Biplane flyover takes Peabody? World War II celebration to new heights

A World War II biplane made several flyovers during Saturday?s Victory Parade in Peabody. The parade was one of many Operation Celebration 2010 activities, which is the state?s largest World War II festival. In addition to the biplane, spectators were able to honor area veterans along the parade route, view a variety of vintage cars and military vehicles, wave to Kansas Patriot Guard motorcyclists,

II uniforms. Peabody High School?s marching band, drill team and other musicians were also taking part. The biplane?s history dates back to before World War II as a primary trainer for U.S. Army and Navy pilots. The four-day celebration on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday included ice cream socials, breakfast with Rosie the Riveter, a World War II reenactment of Americans liberating a French village, reception for veterans, a Memorial Day service, walking tours, and World War II history and flag displays. Hundreds of people attended events throughout the weekend.

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