Letter: Preserve LI aviation history
VideosSaving Lindbergh monument
Three cheers for Adam Sackowitz, a student in Hofstra University's American Studies program, for his efforts to save a monument to Charles Lindbergh's famous New York-to-Paris flight from Roosevelt Field ["Preserving Lindbergh landmark," News, Aug. 27].
Apparently during construction along Merrick Avenue, that monument somehow was lost.
The aviation history of Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties is rich but not terribly well-protected. An upgrading of the level of protection of that heritage is definitely overdue. In Farmingdale, the 56th Fighter Group Restaurant recently closed. What will happen to the artifacts and memorabilia there?
Many aviation and aviation-related sites are not even marked, or they are acknowledged in a cursory fashion. A more comprehensive and coordinated approach would make certain that this era in American and world history is preserved and maintained.
John Joseph Budnick, Massapequa Park