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PHOTO GALLERY: A day at the Salute to Veterans Air Show

Saturday, May 23, 2009 | 7:33 p.m. CDT; updated 8:49 p.m. CDT, Saturday, May 23, 2009
Onlookers watch the sky as the AeroShell T-6 Demonstration Team performs at the Salute to Veterans Air Show on Saturday.

Saturday's Salute to Veterans Air Show at the Columbia Regional Airport featured screaming jets and airplanes from days gone by. But the show was really all about honoring veterans, as highlighted by a solemn ceremony that recognized those who served and featured a 21-gun salute.

The show continues Sunday.

The Columbia Regional Airport is the host of the Salute to Veterans Air Show on Saturday and Sunday. Spectators sat through 110 degree temperatures on the tarmac.
Sergeant Kyle Louks is bitten by Bodo, a 6-year-old German Shepherd narcotics detective, during the Army K-9 Corps demonstration at the air show on Saturday. Louks wears a jacket made for K-9 training, which is bite resistant.
The AeroShell T-6 Demonstration Team fly in unison at the Salute to Veteran Air Show on Saturday.
During a flight demonstration at the Salute to Veterans Air Show, planes awed spectators with fast speeds and air designs.
Ryan Kennon, 17 months old, plays pilot in a T51, which was flown in from Colorado Springs, Colo.
A member of the SkyHawks, the Canadian Armed Forces parachute team, floats to the ground displaying an American flag. The team jumped to ground in front of a cheering crowd at the air show on Saturday.
Benjamin Phillips and Yvonne Simmons watch the air show at Columbia Regional Airport on Saturday.
Col. Harry H. Berrier sits under a plane wing for shade in preparation for the air show at Columbia Regional Airport on Saturday. Berrier is a veteran who worked in the Veterinary Corps during World War II. He served three years of active duty in the Army and 30 years in the military reserves.
Charles Eaton holds a salute during the Salute to the Nation Solemn Ceremony at the air show. Eaton is a veteran of the Vietnam War.

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