Columbia Regional Airport hosted the 28th annual Salute to Veterans Air Show on Memorial Day weekend, May 28th and 29th, 2016. The family-friendly events kicked off with a parade through downtown Columbia to the airport where attendees witnessed impressive aeronautic displays and other demonstrations. Highlights included the Dawn Patrol “Flying Circus” WWI planes, U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute demonstration team, Canadian Armed Forces SkyHawks parachute team, a reading of 225 names of veterans from Boone County who died in service to their country, a MU Joint Service ROTC Drill Team Concert with the Boone County Fire Protection District Bagpipers and many WWI and WWII-era planes on display. JES Holdings donated office space for veterans and volunteers to utilize during the event.
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