San Antonio Aviation and Aerospace Hall of Fame 2020 Awards Dinner
The Dee Howard Foundation has issued the following statement
by its Chair on behalf of the DHF Board of Directors
The Dee Howard Foundation Board of Directors met on Friday, 13 March 2020 at which it was agreed that:
- • Due to concerns about the welfare of our community, the attendees, and staff at the event, and in compliance with the San Antonio Mayor’s Declaration of Public Health Emergency issued on Friday (13 March 2020) prohibiting gatherings in excess of 500 people (we have over 700 scheduled to attend), the San Antonio Aviation and Aerospace Hall of Fame 2020 Awards Dinner scheduled to be held on 26 March 2020 will not be held on that date but will be re-scheduled to another date. Once we have sufficient information we will make an informed decision;
- • To be crystal clear, this event is not being canceled. It will be re-scheduled, there will be a Hall of Fame event honoring the Class of 2020 Inductees, the 2020 SEEA Honorees, and a Special Tribute to the 4th Allied P.O.W. Wing;
- • We will advise all of our education partners and grant recipients for the 2020-2021 academic year that DHF will meet its commitments to each of them.
Everyone involved with this event is terribly disappointed our 5th Annual Hall of Fame Awards Dinner will not be held on 26 March 2020. This decision was not taken lightly, but we are confident we made the right decision. We are grateful for the tremendous support we have received from everyone involved in organizing, supporting and planning to attend this event, but the welfare of all of them and our community is paramount.
THERE WILL STILL BE A 2020 HALL OF FAME EVENT
THERE IS NO QUESTION IT WILL HAPPEN. THE ONLY QUESTION AT THIS POINT IS THE DATE. When it does happen, based on the feedback we have already received, we expect to have the same guests, aircraft, and exhibitors (including Blue Sky Educational Foundation, NCASE, AND ALL OF YOU) as originally planned for 26 March 2020.
These are challenging times but we will get through it together. On behalf of The Dee Howard Foundation, its Board of Directors, and the children we serve we thank you all for your friendship and support.
All the best
Wayne I. Fagan
Chair The Dee Howard Foundation
Event Date To Be Determined
We invite you to participate in this historic event by attending the annual awards dinner on 26 March 2020 (to be rescheduled) and becoming engaged in associated event activities.
To honor San Antonio’s Aviation and Aerospace History and to nurture our future generations of innovators, The Dee Howard Foundation (DHF) has joined together, in collaboration with other local, state, and national partners, to organize the San Antonio Aviation and Aerospace Hall of Fame 2020 Awards Dinner to be hosted by GDC Technics at their state of the art hangar at Port San Antonio.
The 2020 Hall of Fame will feature a reception with entertainment provided by the Southwest High School Mariachi Band, dinner with the presentation of the Colors by the 433rd Color Guard and the singing of the National Anthem by Lt. Col. Kat Strus, D.M. (USAF Ret.), induction of 2020 Honorees, the presentation of the third annual DHF STEM Education Excellence Award (SEEA), and a display of current and vintage US Military and civilian aircraft. There will also be exhibits by some of DHF's education partners.
The San Antonio Aviation and Aerospace Hall of Fame is privileged to announce that the Hon. Ron Nirenberg, Mayor of the City of San Antonio, will open the 2020 Awards Dinner and that Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of the National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI), educator, two time shuttle astronaut, first African-American to complete a spacewalk, and 2017 Inductee to the San Antonio Aviation and Aerospace Hall of Fame will be the Keynote Speaker. Brig. Gen. David E. Petersen (USAF Ret.) Executive Vice President of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, will be the MC of this historic event.
To learn more about how you can help honor San Antonio’s aviation and aerospace history and STEM teachers we invite you to revisit this web page and the DHF Facebook page where we will post further updates as plans progress.
For information on the mission of the San Antonio Aviation and Aerospace Hall of Fame and its cooperating organizations, visit the SAAAHoF web page.
|Event End Date||03-26-2020|
|Location||GDC Technics Hanger|