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Wreath-laying ceremony and flyover at Will Rogers Memorial Museum
August 13, 2021, 12 p.m.
On Friday, August 13, at noon the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will host a wreath-laying ceremony and flyover to mark the anniversary of the August 15, 1935, death of Will Rogers and Wiley Post in an Alaskan plane crash. The grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Herb McSpadden—relatives of Will Rogers who ran the Birthplace Ranch—are invited guests. Pilot and museum Roper docent Tom Egbert will fly the plane for the flyover. The public is welcome to join in viewing the flyover and the wreath laying at the site of Will Rogers’s tomb, overlooking the town of Claremore.
On Saturday, August 14, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah will host the Will Rogers and Wiley Post Fly-In and National Day of Remembrance.