To the Editor:
The City of Murphysboro would like to thank the members of the local Experimental Aircraft Association and staff members of the SIU Aviation Flight department for their participation in the fly-over at the Apple Festival Parade this past September. Their participation helped to remind us of the sacrifices our veterans have made to maintain the freedom we enjoy in our nation today. With their demonstration of the "missing man formation" we are reminded of the ultimate sacrifice paid by many of our American heroes. Their efforts are greatly appreciated.