Terminal 2 at O’Hare has a wonderfully done exhibit honoring the airport’s namesake, Edward Henry “Butch” O’Hare—with the post on it found here. Happily, as it turns out, it was done in art by a family friend, Moosh Mackenzie, who also credits Don Burg, Kiwi Woodworks, Cushing Printing and Gaylord Architectural. Well done!
The museum is closed for now as the caretakers work to keep it a unified collection and not one to be pieced out.
Their website, Armed Forces Military Museum, has more information about the future of the museum as well as a proper death notice and obituary for Mr. Piazza. We wish them well as we do the Piazza family—Mr. Piazza was a good Marine his entire adult life.
Federation Star Ship USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) model formerly aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65)—U.S. Navy image
Happily, at times, life imitates art. This model was originally donated to the aircraft carrier (recently decommissioned) USS Enterprise (CVN-65). The design of starship is just so cool with its huge engines, primary saucer section and secondary hull which could separate on the successor Starship Enterprise, and idea of exploration. Obviously, the concept of phased array technology had not existed for Gene Roddenberry at the time but the idea of beaming about the place is a heck of a concept which I suppose is based on quantum physics somehow.
The metal model is 15″ x 6″ x 7¼” in size and has resided as an artifact since 2006 in the Naval History and Heritage Command as NHHC 2006-48-4.
The art and two sayings caught our eye and whimsy 🙂