Will Rogers Wiley Post Day of Rememberance

Will Rogers Wiley Post Day of Rememberance

Eastern Oklahoma
Saturday, August 15, 2020 -
7:30am to 11:45am

Twenty-two Eastern Oklahoma members and their families drove to the birthplace of Will Rogers in Oolagah OK for the Will Rogers/ Wiley Post National day of Remembrance on Saturday August 15, 2020.

Will Rogers was America’s spokesman for the new fledgling mode of transportation, flying.    Wiley Post was a piloting pioneer flying around the world twice and setting speed records.  Both men died tragically in a small plane crash in 1935 in Alaska.  The National Day of Remembrance honors all those who have lost their lives in a small airplane crash.

Section members arrived early enough to stake a claim under big shady tree.   Activities included seeing the planes and meeting the pilots up close, a classic car show, and tours of the Rogers homestead.

After a drought of activities in 2020 due to Covid 19, it was nice to see so many members participate. We also had the opportunity to  connect with new members Art and Kathy Bogie who moved from the San Antonio area who brought their comfortable Mercedes Interstate van.