Air Show Cancels Hiroshima Re-enactment!
We are going without our air shows in Eastern North Carolina due to government budget cuts. However, these budget cuts don’t appear to effecting people in other states.
Ohio will enjoy the Dayton Air Show this June. The only thing cut was a planned re-enactment of the World War II atomic bomb attack on Japan. Of course budgets didn’t have anything to do with the decision. It was the uproar of protests from people that said it was inappropriate.
Dayton Air Show spokeswoman Brenda Kerfoot said the event at Dayton International Airport will keep a planned "Great Wall of Fire" pyrotechnic show but not as an event meant to re-enact the Aug. 6, 1945, bombing of Hiroshima. The B-29 plane "Fifi," similar to the Enola Gay B-29 bomber used to attack Japan, will remain in the show but in a separate role.
Air show officials said the re-enactment was meant to highlight a historic event that helped end the war and save lives that would have been lost if the war had been prolonged.
I’m shocked someone thought this was a good idea. That much death and destruction from a single event is more than disturbing and shouldn’t be re-enacted.