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7/3/2012 - 4th of July Celebration at Orlando International Includes Veterans Memorial Dedication

 

ORLANDO, FL. – The Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA), Frank Kruppenbacher; United States Senator Bill Nelson, Congressman John Mica, GOAA Executive Director Phil Brown and board members of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority all joined together to unveil a new permanent Veterans Memorial at Orlando International Airport. As part of the annual 4th of July, Liberty Weekend celebration, hosted in conjunction with the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Orlando International Airport , the community paid tribute to our armed forces and veterans with this year’s theme “The Spirit of Liberty”.

Marble monument to honor veterans unveiled amidst patriotic music at Orlando International Airport     Marble monument to honor veterans unveiled amidst patriotic music at Orlando International Airport     Marble monument to honor veterans unveiled amidst patriotic music at Orlando International Airport

Marble monument to honor veterans unveiled amidst patriotic music at Orlando International Airport
Marble monument to honor veterans unveiled amidst patriotic music and a salute from the Apopka / Altamonte Springs VFW Post 10147 at
Orlando International Airport

The annual event transforms the airport’s Hyatt Hotel atrium into a concert hall; complete with festive 4th of July decorations, color guard and patriotic performance by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Hundreds of local residents and travelers from all around the world joined in the festivities and were given American flags to help
celebrate the holiday.

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Video for broadcast of the event is available on YouTube at OrlandoAirports channel. For more information or high resolution photos of Liberty Weekend, contact Carolyn Fennell or Rod Johnson in the Office of Public Affairs at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055 or 407-524-2899.

 

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