Bangor Museum Hosts Final Reunion for Division of WWII Veterans

Updated 2 years ago

A generation of veterans will meet in Bangor Thursday for the last time.Thirteen men who served in the 5th Armored Division during World War II will arrive in the city for the group’s 66th and final reunion.The Cole Land Transportation museum is hosting the four day long event, which museum founder and World War II vet, Galen Cole, said will be a bittersweet celebration.”It is probably the final opportunity we have for remembering and reminiscing one with another as a group,” said Cole.The public is invited to meet with the veterans this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum. Admission to the museum will be free.A banquet in their honor will be held later that night at the Bangor Auditorium at 5:30 p.m.If you’d like to go, tickets are $15 per person, and are available at the auditorium or online at ticketmaster.comTo wrap up the weekend Sunday, the museum and Bangor International Airport will host the Texas Flying Legends, a Houston based museum boasting an inventory of some of the best flying WWII aircrafts available.The public is invited to check out their planes from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at BIA, adjacent to the Maine Air Museum on Maine Avenue in Bangor. An air show will follow immediately.


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