Operation Airdrop was held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th, in Fort Worth and Arlington, as a combined effort between the Airpower Foundation, The All Veteran Group, Fort Worth Oral Surgery, Classic Chevrolet, Baylor Scott & White, Armed Forces Bowl, Lockheed Martin, Harris, JPS, Tarrant Regional Water District, Bell Fort Worth Alliance Airshow, Alliance Aviation Service, The Vintage Flying Museum, The Texas Rangers, The City of Fort Worth, and The City of Arlington.
Mike Elliott, President of the All Veteran Group and a retired U.S. Army Golden Knight, performed a parachute demonstration with his team over the city of Arlington, and a tribute on the ground in Fort Worth due to weather. Colored smoke traced the sky as they parachuted over the city of Arlington symbolizing the loving appreciation we all feel for our fallen military heroes, their families, our healthcare workers, and first responders.
Although the weather did not cooperate to allow the full parachute demonstration we had planned, Mike Elliot and his team with the All Veteran Group made sure that we still had a spectacular tribute as we Remembered, Honored and Served on Memorial Day 2020.
Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters of the event and of the Airpower Foundation. Please enjoy the video below highlighting the Memorial Day tribute!
The Airpower Foundation
The Heart Behind Sky Ball
Our premier fundraising event, Airpower Foundation Sky Ball, has raised over $24 million since its inception that has funded hundreds of military support programs thanks to our generous sponsors. Sky Ball fundraising gala is the kick-off event for this most Patriotic Weekend. Events over the weekend include educational outreach programs to local area schools, a pep rally and concert for military and families Friday evening, the Commander’s Classic at Globe Life Field where Army takes on AirForce, and Military Appreciation Day at the Cowboy’s game on Sunday. There simply is no other event in the country that matches the size and scope of Sky Ball.