We are always humbled & Grateful to be in the presence of the living organizations we partner with.
We are shown that the enormous importance of these institutions is made by the blood sweat and tears of tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of people.
It feels that way at least.
In reality there are really important people; individuals, families, businesses, and organizations behind the Tri-State Warbird Museum providing efforts to the restorations that support the very existence of this amazing place.
Companies like GE, Cassady Schiller, Fith Third Bank, KPMG and others donated a considerable amount to make sure the Tri-State Warbird Museum continues to provide living history, to carry a torch into the future where we will have no more story tellers who were there to tell the story of the Living Hell of war. As the Keynote Speaker of the Gala Said, These planes carry the spirit of the soldiers, they tell their stories and the story of WW2.
The Tri-State Warbird Museum's Annual Gala was two giant hangers full of people who's lives help shape the Community and the quality of life we live. The many lives it takes to make an institution like the Tri-State Warbird Museum exist is hard to comprehend; WW2 War Veterans, War Veterans, Board Members, Pilots, Mechanics, Veterans, CEO's, Historians and families of all types. The Cincinnati Watch Company is honored because when we build a watch with these organization we get to see the entire body of the organization, and all of its members get to share a physical representation of the organization they love on their wrist or as a gift. It is a task we do not take lightly.
The Gala Featured Flights by The Axis Nightmare! Currently still dressed as "Yankee Doodle" from her role in the Netflix Movie "Catch-22".
Michael Carmichael, CEO of Fifth-Third Bank introduced each of the twelve WW2 veterans on hand.
At the end of the night, when the party was over, the warbirds were tucked into bed.