11:30 am – Concert by the Palm Springs Air Museum Pipe and Drum Band
1:00 pm – #BillyFiske – A Throwback for the Digital Era
When World War II broke out in 1939, William Meade Fiske traveled to the UK and joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, claiming Canadian citizenship in order to be permitted to enlist. He would participate in the Battle of Britain, before being killed in action making him one of the first American pilots killed in action during World War II. Billy Fiske was a man ahead of his time and died too soon. His life resonates just as much in today’s digital age as it did almost a century ago.
Presenter: Historian Paul Beaver