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"The Twin Ports in the Cold War"
2013 High School Essay Contest
Korean War ended on July 27, 1953. To recognize the 60th Anniversary of
this event, the 2013 High School Essay Contest will feature the
question: “Why is the Korean War remembered as the ‘Forgotten War’ in American History?” The contest is open to all students in grades 9-12 in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Historic Vehicles at the Bong Center...............................
Thanks to the generosity of our late friend, Northland military vehicle collector and restorer extraordinaire Kevin Kronlund of Trego, Wisconsin, we are able to share with our visitors unique, historic military vehicles. Currently on display are a 1944 Airborne Scooter; a 1944 Ford Jeep, 1950s M38 Jeep in US Navy colors, a Clarktor aircraft tug and a Harley Davidson WLA motorcycle.
U.S. Flag Disposal Drop-Off at the Center
You can drop-off your damaged or worn US Flags at the Center's Flag Depository Box located in our lobby. American Legion Post 435, the Richard I. Bong Post (which is headquartered at the Center) will see that your flag is properly disposed of according to the US Flag Code: "the flag, when it is in such a condition that it no longer is afitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning." The flag drop-off box was created as part of Adam Sauter's Eagle Scout project.
Be sure to listen to "Forever Ace: The Richard Bong Story"on the KUWS website. This radio documentary compiles ten years of interviews and research by Wisconsin Public Radio Superior Bureau reporter Mike Simonson into a 1:45 long program that features interviews with one of Bong's wingmen, his tent mate and crew chief as well as US Air Force and Australian War Museum historians. Visit KUWS.FM to listen!
SAVE THESE DATES
Tuesday May 14, 2013-Bong Book Club meets 2:00 PM in the classroom-public welcome.
Tuesday May 21, 2013-Cold War Film Series presents "7 Days in May," 1:30 PM in Pearl Harbor Theatre. Sponsored by Campbell Lumber. FREE ADMISSION and POPCORN.
May 24/25/26/27, 2013- Free Admission for Veterans during Memorial Day weekend.
Monday May 27, 2013-Memorial Day Concert with the SUPERIOR SINGERS-1:30 pm in the main gallery. FREE ADMISSION.
Down the Road...
Tuesday June 18, 2013-Cold War Film Series presents "Dr. Strangelove," 7:00 PM in Pearl Harbor Theatre. Sponsored by Campbell Lumber. FREE ADMISSION and POPCORN.
Saturday June 29, 2013-author Craig MacIntosh will discuss his latest work of fiction “The Last Lightning.” Set in Papua New Guinea, The Last Lightning is the story of a ill-fated flight of P-38s lost during the war that become the focus of a modern-day recovery effort…but the recovery effort is more than meets the eye. 10 AM in the Classroom.