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“High Flight”

Pride in our Past, Pride in Our Future

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, November 26, 2020
1. “High Flight” Marker
Inscription.  
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I have climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds – and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of – wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hovíring there,
Iíve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
Iíve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind Iíve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

 
Erected by Air Force Association, Tidewater Chapter.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceMilitary.
 
Location. 36° 50.652′ N, 75° 59.327′ W. Marker is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Memorial can
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By Brandon D Cross, November 26, 2020
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be reached from 19th Street just east of Jefferson Avenue, on the left when traveling west. The marker is located within the William “Billy” Myers Sr., Veterans Memorial Park adjacent to the Tidewater Veterans Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 19th St, Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of William “Billy” Myers, Sr. (here, next to this marker); American Revolutionary War Monument (here, next to this marker); River Rats (here, next to this marker); Pearl Harbor Survivors (here, next to this marker); General MacArthur Memorial (here, next to this marker); Our Nationís Naval Commandos (here, next to this marker); Disabled American Veterans Past, Present & Future (here, next to this marker); All American Veterans (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia Beach.
 
Also see . . .  Bill Myers Veterans Memorial Park. (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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