Paying Tribute to the People Who Took Aviation
from the Flight Deck of a Navy Carrier to Man's First Steps on the Moon
Grumman Memorial Park Ready For Construction On The
30th Anniversary Of The First Manned Moon Landing
Calverton, NY, July 18, 1999 - Steve Kirschenbaum, Chairman of East End Aircraft Long lsland Corporation, is pleased to announce that site plan approval will be granted by the Town of Riverhead at the July 20th Town board meeting. This approval is for phase one completion of the Grumman Memorial Park and Aerospace Museum. The park and museum will be located at Grumman’s former Flight Test Facility at Calverton, New York, permanently paying tribute to the Long Islanders who took aviation from the flight deck of a Navy carrier to man’s first steps on the Moon.
This approval becomes effective on July 20, 1999, the 30th anniversary of man’s first landing on the Moon in the Grumman-built Lunar Module "Eagle," clearing the way for land development and construction of a memorial dedicated to the thousands of aerospace workers employed by Grumman. The monument will consist of a Long Island-built F-14 Tomcat mounted on a specially designed pedestal, surrounded by a Walk of Honor composed of bricks individually engraved with the names of former employees and other supporters who have donated to the project.
Several past employees of Grumman directly involved with the Lunar Module project will be in attendance at the July 20 meeting, as well as Mr. Kirschenbaum and the Directors. Please join them in paying tribute to the former workers of Grumman on this special day by attending the town board meeting on Tuesday, July 20th, 7 p.m., at St. John the Baptist Church, North Country Road, Wading River, New York.
Ground breaking should be sometime in early August 1999, with an anticipated unveiling of the monument not far behind.
East End Aircraft Long Island Corporation is a not-for-profit, 501C3 qualified organization composed of civic leaders and Grumman retirees whose responsibilities include planning, maintenance, and operation of Grumman Memorial Park and Aerospace Museum. For more information about Grumman Memorial Park and Aerospace Museum, visit the website at www.grummanpark.org or call (888) 4GRUMMAN.