Flyover Buttons Still Available
The Memorial Day flyover is selling buttons to help support fan favorite.
Planning is almost complete for Hartland’s annual Memorial Day parade but there is still time to help contribute to a fan favorite.
The flyover, which includes about a dozen military planes, always seems to create some excitement in the crowds, according to Hartland Township Clerk Larry Hopkins.
“I think it’s always a highlight for people to see those,” he said. “I know it is for me. It’s really neat to see those fighters come over and they put that exhaust trail out, that’s always pretty nice.”
Buttons to help offset the costs of the long tradition are once again being sold at the Township Hall and Cromaine Library. With 100 percent of the money raised from the buttons going to the VFW Post in Milford where the flyovers are arranged out of, Hopkins said the money is compensation for the pilots in the historic planes.
“What we do is we give that VFW money for gas that goes to those vehicles,” Hopkins said. “We don’t ever receive a bill for it.”
A $5 donation for the button is asked to help support the flyover and for the third year, The Spirit of Livingston once again donated the 150 buttons being sold for the cause.