On Memorial Day weekend, join us as we recognize those who have served our country and pay tribute to those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. As with all major events at Lime Rock Park, all veterans, active and retired military servicemen and women receive free general admission to the Park during our Memorial Day Classic
. Thank you for your service.
On Monday, come out for the races and salute those who serve and have served our country with a pre-race flag presentation, singing of the National Anthem, and a flyover of two, F-15C Eagles from the 104th Fighter Wing
out of Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, Mass. The F-15 Eagles are planning a route that will consist of several locations in Western Connecticut, including Lime Rock Park.
If weather permits, the Eagles will fly in formation serving as a symbol of air power and patriotism. Since the first flight as an independent service in 1947, the Air Force has provided our Nation’s most responsive and effective source of global vigilance, reach and air power in peacetime and war. The flyovers performed by the 104th Fighter Wing's F-15 Eagles during any special events serve as an additional training opportunity for the pilots and ground crews, and are scheduled if the operational mission allows, as part of the regular annual flying training plan.
The 104th Fighter Wing is part of the United States Air Force total force, have members deployed all over the world and stand ready to fly, fight and win against worldwide threats in air, space and cyberspace. The 104th also sits 24/7 Aerospace Control Alert, providing armed F-15 fighters ready to scramble in a moment's notice to protect the northeast United States from any airborne threat protecting one-quarter of the nation's population and over one-third of the Gross Domestic Product. The Wing is always on call to provide emergency response to include security, logistics, communications, explosive ordnance disposal, firefighting, and medical support to the nation and Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The expected time of when the flyover will take place will be announced closer to the event.