World War II C-47 Flyover & Parachute Jumpers at Founders Day Festival 2019

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At this year’s Rockwall Founders Day Festival, the Terry Fisher American Legion Post will continue to celebrate its 100th Anniversary and will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-DAY with several activities on Saturday, May 18, 2019.   These include a D-Day exhibit and a child friendly obstacle course. The highlight of the day will be a Parachutist Demonstration from a vintage WWII C-47 type aircraft, the same model used to drop the D-DAY paratroopers in Normandy on June 6, 1944.  A flyover by the C-47 from the DFW Wing of the Commemorative Air Force will occur at 5:15 pm followed by the Parachutists from the Dallas Sky Diving Center jumping from the aircraft at approximately 5:30pm, preceding the 6:00pm Founders Day Festival Concert on the Southwest Kia of Rockwall Main Stage.   The flyover and jump will be narrated.  For more information, please see the website here: Terry Fisher American Legion Post.