Greetings from the wing

Travis Akers, an in-flight technician based out of Jacksonville, Fla., greets air show attendees from the wing.

Peering out the cockpit

Air show attendees were allowed to explore the cockpit of a variety of planes.

Flying in formation

Stanley Emmeich watches an air show demonstration Sunday.

Admiring from below

Attendees at the Salute to Veterans 2009 Air Show admire a demonstration at the Columbia Regional Airport on Sunday.

Floating hearts

Katy Disinger watches as the AeroShell Demonstration Planes create two hearts in the sky at the Memorial Weekend Salute to Veterans 2009 Airshow on Sunday.

A grand greeting for veterans

Bob Kennish hugs a Southwest Airlines employee during the veterans reception at the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, in Washington D.C. on May 5. Kennish was part of a group of mid-Missouri veterans who went to see the World War II National Memorial.

Honoring a fallen comrade

Clete Heidbreder touches the flag of a fallen comrade at the World War II Memorial. He was part of a group of veterans from central Missouri who were flown to the capital to see the memorial. As the number of World War II veterans drops by nearly 1,000 per day, the Honor Flight Network is trying to ensure that veterans get to see the memorial.

Ready to ride

The Pedaler's Jamboree, pegged as Missouri's first bike-powered music and camping festival, kicked off Saturday morning in Columbia's Flat Branch Park. Participants could choose between a 60- or 75-mile bike ride back and forth to Boonville.

Rest stop

Kevin and Sandy Collins, who regularly participate in cross-country biking, said they were looking forward to Pedaler's Jamboree because it would be a less taxing experience than their usual rides. "It's fun to do something physical and not throw up afterward," Sandy said.

All in working order?

Nick Smith, left, and Justin Neely inspect Neely's bicycle before they embark for Boonville. The bike ride followed the Katy Trail and featured stops along the way for various live bands and entertainment.

Loading up

From left, Nick Stiles, Jared Wylan and Tom Chapline fill up the truck ready to transport Pedaler's Jamboree participants' bags and camping gear to Kemper Park in Boonville.

Kids can ride, too

From left, Cale Littrell, 6, James Rioux, 4, and Pearl Zwingle, 4, hang out at Flat Branch Park before the bikers departed for Boonville.

By the smokestacks

A participant in the Pedaler's Jamboree rides along Flat Branch Creek in Columbia. The event drew bikers young and old for the ride to Boonville's Kemper Park, where Springfield, Mo., band Big Smith was scheduled to perform as the headline attraction Saturday night.

Waiting for a rider

The Pedaler's Jamboree brought biking enthusiasts throughout Columbia and mid-Missouri together at Flat Branch Park.

Bikers' gear

Participants in the Pedaler's Jamboree dropped off camping gear, food and clothing to be delivered to Boonville upon their arrival at Kemper Park after the 30-mile ride from Columbia.

Ready for takeoff

One of the AeroShell T-6 Demonstration Team planes takes off at the Salute to Veterans AIr Show on Saturday at the Columbia Regional Airport.

Browsing the goods

David Ivancic looks through some Native American necklaces on sale Saturday at the For The People Pow Wow at Boone County Fairgrounds.

Celebration of Native American life

The For The People Pow Wow, held at Boone County Fairgrounds this weekend, is a celebration of Native American dance, arts, crafts and culture.

Dancing for the people

Justin Stegeman kicks up dust during an inter-tribal dance Saturday at the For The People Pow Wow at Boone County Fairgrounds. Saturday was Stegeman's 16th birthday and a drum circle performed "Happy Birthday" for him during the celebration.

Tribal makeup

Christina Barnham applies tribal makeup to Roy Barnham on Saturday afternoon in a tepee at Boone County Fairgrounds. The Barnhams have a tepee set up outside the pavilion where the For The People Pow Wow took place this weekend.