One of the nation’s largest military uniform collections is partnering with B-17 Alliance Foundation:
Under these Wings: We Preserve American History. We Educate Generations. We Inspire Community.
Thomas Vanderhoof has been a long-time member of the VFW 661. He is a key leader for the vast uniform collection that this VFW #661 has organized and is preserving along with the stories they represent.
B-17 Alliance and VFW #661 are honored to be working together to provide outreach and educational service to our community. Thomas will speak regarding their collection and how it came to be.
Thomas and his crew have provided display uniforms for numerous events hosted by B-17 Alliance Foundation. This is the same collection that exhibits at the State and Marion County fair. The VFW #661 will donate uniforms to B-17 Alliance for its traveling exhibit trailer. This exhibit is in the works and a vision plan underway. “This partnership is like a dream from heaven come true,” stated E.D. Terry Scott. “Thomas and his crew are dedicated and extremely knowledgable about each detail of these uniforms. This is could be a dying bread and we don’t want this knowledge lost. It is my hope that we can build a long term partnership providing housing and an ongoing site for this collection to be appreciated and continue to grow and inspire generations.”