On August 19, 2012, the Marine Aviation Memorial Bell Tower will be placed in a dedication ceremony at Pensacola’s Veterans Memorial Park. The Memorial dedication will commemorate the day in 1912 when Lt. Alfred A. Cunningham flew his first solo flight as a United States Marine, and it will mark the centennial year of Marine Aviation.
This is an original National Memorial that honors all Aviation Marines from “Wrench Turners”, Air Traffic Controllers and Aircrew, to Wing Command & Control, Wing Logistics Marines and Expeditionary Airfield Marines – absolutely every Marine who made Marine Aviation possible by twisting a wrench, controlling the air, pushing parts, building expeditionary airfields or crewing an aircraft to put Marines in the air to fight for Marines on the deck during the last 100 years.
ALL Marines in the aviation warfare fields receive their foundational training here in the greater Pensacola Bay area prior to transferring to operational forces. There is NO BETTER PLACE than Pensacola, Florida, to station this Memorial, which takes its place in history as ONLY the 3rd National Memorial to America’s Marines behind the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, and the Beirut Bombing Memorial at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
The Memorial will honor Aviation Marines who have fallen in defense of our Nation. The special 24″ solid cast Bronze Bell centerpiece of the Tower will specifically pay tribute to Marines who sacrificed their lives in the execution of the Casualty Evacuation and Medical Evacuation missions throughout the history of Marine Aviation.
Honoring the Past, Saluting the Present, Inspiring the Future
Join us Wednesday the 27th for this months Art Night on the Bayfront!
We will once again fill the Palafox Marina with artists, music, drinks, and an always beautiful sunset on the Bayfront!
Here is a video of some of last months “tiny dancers”
Also as a reminder the normal 1st Wednesday Art à la carte for July have been moved to Thursday July 5th due to the fireworks celebration on the 4th. You can check out our July featured artist, Margret Biggs, here
We are just a little over a week away from the next Art Night on the Bayfront the will take place the last Wednesday of every month through November. The artist are already signing up quickly and this looks to be a great night. Make sure you are following us on Facebook for up to the minute information on this and all of our events! See you next Wednesday!
Thats right the first Art Night on the Bayfront of 2012 is just a few days away. After the huge success of our Spring Fling event we are ready to kick off the Art Night on the Bayfront Series from now through November. Join us Wednesday the 25th from 4pm-til Sunset (or maybe 8pm) for this family friendly Art Walk. We will kick the series off with 30+ artists, music, and much much more!
The Pensacola Museum of Art will host a children’s activity during Art Night
on the Bayfront! Come and join the fun, and be a part of the oversized
group art project and take home a little masterpiece of your own.
Lear to Read of Northwest Florida will be there as well with some fun activities that are associated with their Chalk it up Pensacola event scheduled for May 12th.
Spring Fling on the Bayfront is just a few days away now and it is all coming together nicely!! We have now updated our site to include not only a list of wines but also the fact sheet on each and every one. Go check it out here.
Tickets are available at Jaco’s Bayfront Bar & Grille, both locations of Aloha Wine & Spirits and of course online. Don’t wait till Sunday morning when the price goes up and take a chance on not getting one of the commemorative wine glasses!
It is finally around the corner!!! The event you have all been waiting for!!! The first annual Spring Fling on the Bayfrontart, wine & music festival. Come join us March 24th and 25 from 11-5 each day and enjoy wandering around Pensacola’s most beautiful vantage point, the Bayfront while looking at some of the great and unique pieces of art from our very talented local artists and hearing music from some great local musicians. On Sunday you can join us for a wine festival from 1-5, sampling 60 wines and enjoying the rest of the festival. We will also have bottles and cases of each so you can take home some of your favorites!
Tickets are on sale for $30 now in person at Jaco’s and online here TICKETS The price goes up on event day and we can only guarantee commemative wine glasses to the first 250 purchased tickets, so get yours today!
Make it a family filled weekend by signing up your kids for the 2nd annual Maritime deLuna Du Put on by our friends over at Team MPI