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968 Dedication
Virginia Aviation Museum
October 30, 1999


the museum team makes final early-morning preparations

Dr. Walter Witschey welcomes everyone to the Virginia Aviation Museum's dedication of their new blackbird, #61-7968

Deputy Secretary of Education Cheri Yecke talks about what we can learn from the SR-71

Mike Boehme, the museum's executive director who was instrumental in obtaining the blackbird, remarks on the pride he feels in being able to share this national treasure with the world

He also hopes this acquisition will lead to an expanded horizon for the museum

composite photo of the unveiling of SR-71 #61-7968

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