Flight 232 events planned
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the crash of United Airlines Flight 232, a number of events will be taking place in Sioux City. They are free and open to the public.
FRIDAY, JULY 18
5 p.m. emergency vehicles park along Pierce Street in front of Orpheum Theatre
7 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, “What Happened, What We Learned & How It Has Helped Others,” MC Jim Wharton, formerly of Briar Cliff University; remarks by Captain Al Haynes, Head Flight Attendant Jan Brown, Retired Fire Chief Bob Hamilton, Woodbury County Emergency Services Director Gary Brown, Former BCU President Sister Margaret Wick, Retired surgeon Dr. Larry Foster, Mercy Medical Center – Sioux City ER physician Dr. David Greco and Retired 185th Commander Dennis Swanstrom.
SATURDAY, JULY 19
8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Western Iowa Tech Community College, Remembering Flight 232 Blood Drive; donors will receive a commemorative bracelet and tickets to a Sioux City Explorers baseball game.
9 a.m. to noon, open house and tours of BCU chapel and campus, Security Institute at WITCC, 232 Memorial at the riverfront, Mid America Museum of Aviation & Transportation at Sioux Gateway Airport.
2:30 p.m., Mid America Museum of Aviation & Transportation, reflection and dedication led by the Rev. Greg Clapper, joint color guard presentation, remarks by Captain Haynes, crash survivor Jerry Schemmel, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott, Woodbury County Supervisor George Boykin; soloist Kevin Keane; tribute to 112 lives lost; bagpipes by Sioux City Police Sgt. Mike Manthorne; wreath laying and benediction in new outdoor 232 Reflection Garden.
4:01 p.m. Ringing of Siouxland church bells to commemorate crash time.
SUNDAY, JULY 20
11 a.m. Anderson Dance Pavilion, riverfront service, the Revs. Clapper and Darrin Vick and Father Marvin Boes; concluding with presentation at riverfront 232 Memorial and artist Dale Lamphere. Bring blankets, chairs.
More details may be found at visitsiouxcity.org.