The Freedom Museum at the Manassas (VA) Regional Airport holds the Annual Festival of Freedom usually in August. The festival welcomes heroes from 20th century conflicts. Heroes include veterans of WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm.
The festival includes more than 25 vintage aircraft, many tanks and armored vehicles, WWII re-enactors, contemporary military and experimental civilian aircraft, period music, displays and patriotic performances. It’s a weekend immersed in American history.
Many previous festival favorites will return and new features will debut. Among the new features will be a JU-52 Tri-Motor German Transport. Other aircraft are P-51 Mustang, TBM Avenger, B-25 Mitchell bomber, UC-78 Bobcat, SNJ Trainer, Harvard Mark 2 Trainer.
The Freedom Museum was founded in 1999 by a group of veterans to honor contributions to world peace and freedom of the Armed Forces and civilian leaders. Contact The Freedom Museum, 10400 Terminal Road, Manassas VA 20110; 703-393-0660; www.freedommuseum.org.