Celebrating a Century with the Berlin Candy Bomber

Hello Friends,

I’m so pleased to share that our State Society and the Wasatch Range Chapter hosted a fantastic 100th Birthday Party for Colonel Gail Halvorsen, the WWII Berlin Candy Bomber, on Saturday, October 10th, 2020.

A drive-by parade was held complete with decorated classic cars and a police escort. Bagpipers, military personnel, DAR members, CAR members, his family, and the community honored and celebrated this great man.

Colonel Halvorsen was presented Quilt of Valor by Wasatch Range Chapter Regent Kelly Schaeffer-Bullock. The quilt is a “tangible reminder that there are hundreds of millions of women and men throughout this land and throughout the world, who are forever in your debt,” Mrs. Schaeffer-Bullock said.

We are so honored to have been able to celebrate one of Utah’s very own heroes!

In DAR service and friendship,

Kathryn Asay