WWII Hangar Dance

This past Friday was my husband and my fourth anniversary (how time flies)! To celebrate we decided to went to the Goodhue County Historical Society's World War II Hangar Dance. It was my first experience going to a hangar dance, and let me tell you, it was: Amazing!!

The band was Generation II Big Band and they were truly fantastic. We were directed to the appropriate hangar by members of the Civil Air Patrol, which I thought was a very nice touch.

Dinner was U.S.O scalloped potatoes and ham.  These guys thought of everything.  Overall, we both had a blast! I can't think of anyway I'd have rather spent my anniversary than with this great group of people on our little trip back in time!

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I can't wait until next year's hangar dance!

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The highlight of the evening was this man.  He competed in the costume contest and explained he was wearing official Navy Dungarees, which would have been what the crew would have worn most of the while they were on board.  How did he know? Easy.  He fought in WWII. He told an extremely moving story that overcame the audience, and got him a well-deserved standing ovation.

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