READING – This month’s local TV program hosted by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) focuses on the annual World War II History Weekend held at the Berks County Airport.
“This is one of my favorite events of the entire year,” said Senator Argall. “This event gives us an opportunity to step back into time and get up front and personal with equipment that was used in the deadliest conflict in human history. The WWII veterans are the real stars of the show but with each passing year as these guys get older, there are fewer and fewer that come to the event and share their story. That’s why it’s so important that we learn about our history and appreciate the sacrifices the greatest generation made for us so that we can live our lives in peace and freedom.”
The event attracts thousands of visitors each year. The World War II History weekend features special guests, over 1,200 re-enactors representing the different countries of World War II, 200 period vehicles and 80 aircraft. The event is hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Reading.
In this month’s edition of the Argall Report, Senator Argall interviews the President of the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum, volunteers helping with the event, WWII veterans, a representative from the Commemorative Air Force, State Representative Mark Gillen, and Holocaust survivor David Tuck.
This edition of the Argall report will air on:
- Blue Ridge Communications (Channel 13) every Monday at 10 a.m. and every Wednesday at 10:30 p.m.
- Berks Community Television (Comcast – Channel 15 and Service Electric – Channel 19) on Thursday at 8 p.m. and Friday at 6 p.m.
- Comcast On-Demand on Channel 1 – Get Local – Government – State Senate.
- Reading (Channel 21) and Hamburg (Channel 19) every Monday at 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and every Tuesday at 9 a.m.
- The program is available on Shen-Heights TV, Hazleton’s WLYN TV 35 and MetroCast Communications Channel 10. Please check local listings for air times.
Senator Argall’s report is also available online at www.SenatorArgall.com.
Contact: Joshua J. Paul