Rosie the Riveter vintage aircraft flyover set for Heroes Night

first_imgA Southwest Washington “Rosie the Riveter” who built B-17 Flying Fortresses during World War II and a flyover by an earlier aircraft design — three biplanes — will be part of the Heroes Night celebration on Saturday.The Community Military Appreciation Committee will present the fifth annual event from 4 to 7 p.m. at the east Vancouver Costco store, 19610 S.E. First St.The event will salute representatives from local veteran and active military organizations; first responders, including fire, law enforcement and emergency medical personnel; and four-legged friends of veterans — Battle Buddies trained service dogs and the therapeutic riding program’s War Horses with Warriors.Julie Burger, who has spent 50 years as a volunteer and staff member with the American Red Cross, will be recognized for her service to community and country.Burger’s roles have included supervising Red Cross services for military families in the region.The first responders being honored this year are Vancouver police Officer Julie Ballou and Clark County sheriff’s Deputy Albin Boyse, both for their work with area youth through the Police Activities League.last_img read more