It's the 50 star flag flying in a WWII context that always catches my eye as very wrong.
OTOH, I had a history teacher in middle school who had a 49 star flag at the back of his class as a test of observation.
I have to agree with both your statement and your quote about 20 something yr old punks we wouldn't let date our daughters who go out and win our wars!! As a dad with 3 daughters, there is a ring of truth in that!! But then one of my daughters went to the AF Academy and paid her dues. Another was married to the AF so she did her part as well. The 3rd went to U of Tx and was the blacksheep of the family to her Aggie dad, but she has seen the error of her ways now that she has her own daughter to raise.
On another note, today is the last day to make comments on the FAA proposal to change or eliminate the historic ride programs in warbirds.
There are not all that many comments being sent in so I have to wonder about our community here. Are there just wannabees and talkers here or are there people who will help us take a stand for the continuation of the ride program? After all, if we are serious about preserving and flying these airplanes, there has to be a way of funding them. Somebody has to write the check. Otherwise, we might as well scrap them as was started after WWII. Special K will not be able to give rides without the Exemption. Help us out please! http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComm