Gloucester to celebrate Memorial Day with The Birth of Military Aviation
The Gloucester Sesquicentennial Civil War Committee will present The Birth of Military Aviation from 10 to 3 p.m. May 28 at the Main Street Library, 6920 Main St., Gloucester.
Special guests include Richard C. Kirkland, a retired pilot who served during World War II and the Korean conflict. His 69 helicopter rescues in Korea led to the movie and television series M*A*S*H.
John V. Quarstein will discuss his new book, titled "CSS Virginia Sink before Surrender," about the battle of the ironclads. An award-winning historian, preservationist, lecturer and author, he served as director of the Virginia War Museum for more than 30 years.
For more information contact the Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism office at 804-693-0014 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays or www.visitgloucesterva.org.