75th Anniversary of D-Day commemorated at WWII weekend event: It was the day on which more than 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, poised to fight back against Nazi Germany. And 75 years later, the brave efforts of those Allied troops on D-Day will be remembered at a weekend event in Peachtree City, featuring transport planes actually used in the invasion.
WWII Heritage Days will take over Peachtree City’s Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th, continuing a tradition that began in 2003 and has grown into the largest annual WWII and 1940s-themed event in the state. Presented by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing — a local branch of the non-profit Commemorative Air Force, which uses military aircraft flights as an educational tool — the two-day event features a packed schedule of events including a swing dance and dinner, battle reenactments, historical presentations, parachute jumps, and flights in real WWII airplanes. This year, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the event will also include a display of three C-47 transport planes used during the historic invasion.
Atlanta Regional Airport is located at 1200 Echo Court in Peachtree City. Admission to WWII days is $20 per vehicle (in the event parking area) and $5 per person using golf cars and motorcycles. Special on-site parking is available for WWII veterans, and those veterans will also be admitted for free.
With so much history to explore, the Good Day feature team couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get a first look at this year’s big event. So, we spent the morning at Atlanta Regional Airport , exploring the CAF Dixie Wing Warbird Museum and speaking to some of the men and women responsible for putting together this unforgettable weekend.
FOX Brothers Bar-B-Q Atlanta: If Hawaii is on your bucket list but maybe not in the cards, you can experience a little of it as Hawaii comes to life in Atlanta just for the day. Today you can be part of a Luau themed lunch put on by FOX Brothers Bar-B-Q. Chef Nick Melvin and Beau Nolen join us with a preview of what to expect. For more information click here. For today's recipe see below.
Huli Huli Chicken | Fox Bros BBQ
Serves 12; Approx 4 Chicken Thighs
3 Gallons of Water
3 Cups Salt
3 Cups Brown Sugar
Huli Huli Base
1 Cup Brown Sugar
3/4 Cup Rice Wine Vinegar
1 Cup Pineapple Juice
3/4 Cup Soy Sauce
1/4 Cup Dark Soy Sauce
2 Fingers of Ginger, shaved
5 Star Anise
4 Cinnamon Sticks
1/3 Cup Sherry
2 TBSP Toasted Cardamom Pods
Bring to a simmer and keep at a simmer for 2 hours over low heat and let cool
Once cool add the following ingredients:
1/2 Cup Chopped Cilantro
1/4 Cup Diced Peppadews
1/4 Cup Diced Red Onion
1/4 Cup Diced Pineapple
1/4 Cup Diced Navel Orange
For the brine bring to a boil and let cool down. Once completely cool, add chicken thighs and brine for 3 hours.
After 3 hours take chicken out of the brine and place in huli huli marinade over night, make sure to set aside some huli huli marinade to dress the chicken once its cooled
The next day, grill the chicken and once cooked to 165, plate and dress with the remaining sauce/marinade