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Wurstfest New Braunfels

Are you looking for more info on the Lackland Air Show San Antonio AFB? You have come to the right page. But before that, some background info on the place.

New Braunfels is a city in Comal and Guadalupe counties in the U.S. state of Texas that is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Area. Braunfels means “brown rock” in German; the city is named for Braunfels, in Germany. In the 2000 census the city’s population was 36,494, which grew to 51,804 by the time of the 2007 census. It is the seat of Comal County.

New Braunfels has a sizeable German Texan community. During the 19th century, its name was often spelled Neu-Braunfels, even by English-speakers. The town holds a German-style festival, Wurstfest (“sausage festival”), every November to celebrate the city’s German heritage. The newspaper Herald Zeitung was written in German until World War II.

But I hear there is an Air Show happening here on Sunday.

A heart-pounding air show, a downtown parade, concerts, ceremonies and other events make up Celebrate America’s Military — a 12-day tribute to the armed forces’ role in San Antonio’s economy and culture.

The celebration began Friday with a luncheon and a practice session for this weekend’s AirFest 2008, featuring the Navy’s Blue Angels — viewed by about 300 special-needs children, Junior ROTC students and military retirees.

The air show today and Sunday at Lackland AFB’s Kelly Field Annex is a Texas homecoming for Marine Corps Maj. Russ Campbell, who flies “Fat Albert,” a C-130 cargo plane that carries heavy equipment for the Blue Angels so the high-performance fighter jets can be kept in top condition for 70 shows at 35 sites during the team’s air show season.

    One Response to “Wurstfest New Braunfels”

    1. Pat Ancalade says:

      this is so good. i wish to meet you one day.

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