Our Mission & Passion
In 2005 Warriors & Warbirds started as a dream of several local pilots. With help from the City of Monroe, the Veterans Council of Union County, local businesses and the hard work of volunteers, the Warriors & Warbirds Veterans Celebration has grown into one of the areas largest events that honors those who served. In October of 2009, we became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
While supporting US Veterans and providing opportunities for members of the community to do so, Warriors & Warbirds also is the caretaker of the C-46 Commando “Tinker Belle”. Warriors & Warbirds maintains this rare warbird for the City of Monroe and is responsible for crewing her to numerous airshows each year.
Warriors & Warbirds are always looking for volunteers to help with anything going on in the organization, whether it is planning a hangar dance, helping maintain the Tinker Belle or helping organize other events to promote our group’s goals. We encourage everyone who sees this page to reach out to us and let us know how you might like to help and we welcome new ideas for ways to achieve our mission to support Vets in our community and to keep the memory of the Greatest Generation alive and well.