I read that this year the Rose Parade Flyover was going to include two F-35s in honor of Major Meier, who passed-away, tragically. The F-35 Lightning IIs would be flown by his squadron and include the exact plane that Major Meier flew on many missions. I thought that this was really touching and hoped I'd be able to get a nice photo of them. The Rose Parade is always a bit difficult to photograph because the planes are the same color as the concrete, so they really blend in (I have a feeling that this might be intentional).
David Cenciotti - The Aviationist
Major Benjamin "Chex" Meier in a final act of kindness, donated his organs to save the lives of 5 people through Donate Life. To learn more about Donate Life America, please visit their website at DonateLife.net or the National Donate Life Registry at RegisterMe.org
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